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Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri 8 - Caesar, Caius Julius & Aulus Hirtius. - 1519. [1204995]
Aldo Manuzio & Andrea Torresano 1519 - Caesar, Gaius Julius & Aulus Hirtius (ed.) Commentariorum de bello Gallico libri 8. De bello civili Pompeiano. Libri 4. De bello Alexandrino. Liber 1. De bello Africano. Liber 1.De bello Hispaniensi.Liber 1. Pictura totius Galliae, & Hispaniae Nomina locorum, urbiumque, & populorum Galliae, & Hispaniae Pictura pontis in Rheno. Item Auarici. Alexiae. Uxelloduni. Massiliae. Venice, Aldo Manuzio & Andrea Torresano, January 1518-November 1519. 12mo. [16] + 296f. including index. Italic letter. Preliminaries including doublepage woodcut maps of Gaul and Spain and 5 fullpage woodcuts relating to the campaign. Aldine anchor device on title, end of text, and end of index. Half calf. Second Aldine edition (first printing1513) of Caesar’s war commentaries. The Roman general Aulus Hirtius (90-43 BC), a follower of Caesar, added the 8th book to Caesar’s Gallic Wars and edited the commentaries on the African and Spanish campaigns; another editor was Giovanni Giocondo, a Renaissance scholar and architect from Verona, who made the first drawing of the bridge of Caesar’s crossing of the Rhine; the index is by Raimondo Marlianus. Right margins of first 66 leaves lightly shortened by binder; occasional traces of usage, but a good copy with some early manuscript notes in blank margins; old signature in tailend margin of title. Adams I, C-29; CNCE 8155; Edit 16; USTC 817481 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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