1657 C. Julii Caesaris (Julius Caesar) quae extant. Illustrated. Julius Caesar's commentaries on his campaigns, and those of his legate.


The works of Julius Caesar, with classic illustrations of his war machines, and three fold-out maps. Bound in vellum with Yapp edges. A great portable (small format) example of this classic work of military history.

Containing Julius Caesar's own commentaries on his Gallic and Civil wars. Also, his legate, Hirtius' commentaries on the Alexandrian, African and Spanish wars.

The war machine illustrations are classic images, and I've sold 16th century editions with the same images.

The fold-out maps include one of Southern Europe and Northern Africa, one of Europe and Britain, and one of Spain (coinciding with his different campaigns). The Spain map is bound at page 398 (the other two are at the front).

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 13.5 x 7.5 x 4 cm, signed in 12. Vellum binding with Yapp edges. Title, author and year on spine in an old hand. Engraved title page. Five illustrations of Caesar's war machines, and three fold-out maps.

Pages - xvi, 532, [32]

Collation - *8, A-Bb12

Condition -

See pictures. Binding with wear and soiling, old ticket stub on front board. Title and author in old hand on spine. A little chipping at Yapp edge of fore-edge. Headband partly loose at top-edge. Darkened top-edge of text block. Bookseller notes on flyleaf. A little chipping at top-edge of first four leaves, no text affected. Occasional page edge chipping. Bottom corner of leaves signed *7 and *8 chipped away. Wear at edges and folds of three folding maps. Slightest toning to paper. Very occasional fox spot.

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