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Caesar, Julius]; Bonaparte Louis-NapolÈon (Napoleon III)]
New York Harper & Brothers 1865-1866. 2 volumes. First edition of each volume. Illustrated as is correct and complete for the title (the list of plates known to be erroneous) with the fine engraved portrait of Caesar as frontispiece to Volume I along with four (three folding) colour maps. Volume II was published with a list of plates, but the plates themselves were never included. Tall, thick 8vos, in very handsome contemporary three-quarter green morocco over marbled boards, the spines with double-raised bands gilt stippled and ruled in gilt, gilt tooling at the tips and gilt lettering in one compartment and gilt volume numbers in a second compartment, gilt trimmed turnovers and corner-pieces and fine marbled endpapers and page edges. xv, 463; xiv, [1], 659, 4 ads, pp. An excellent set, handsomely bound and in fine condition, only a few spots scattered very lightly at the prelims and near the folding maps, otherwise very fresh and clean, the bindings strong and sturdy and virtually without wear. FIRST EDITION OF THIS FINE SET BY NAPOLEON III ON THE HISTORY OF JULIUS CAESAR, AND AN EXCEPTIONALLY HANDSOME COPY. Many consider this to be the best writing of Napoleon III. It is a well-researched and a very serviceable history of Julius Caesar. There is a favorable bias of course towards conquering emperors. The lack of the the plates in Volume II is normative and is as published. Nothing has been removed and the set collates complete. Volume I begins with a very useful Roman history prior to Caesar, and then follows Caesar's career to the Consulship of Bibulus. Volume II covers … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc. [Newburyport, MA, U.S.A.]
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