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CAESAR, Julius (100 B.C.--44 B.C)
[Works. Latin. 1697]
C. Jvlii Cæsaris quæ extant cum notis & animadversionibus Dionysii Vossii, ut & qui vocatur Jvlivs Celsvs de vita et rebvs gestis C. Jvlii Cæsaris, ex musæo Joannis Georgii Graevii.
Amstelodami ex typographia P. & J. Blaeu, prostant apud Janssonio-Waesbergios, Boom, a Someren, & Goethals, 1697.
[16], 680, [48]; [2], 205, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [2] pl., [8] plans (4 fold.), [2] fold. maps : wdcut illus. ; 19.6 cm. (8º)

With an additional engraved title-plate reading 'C. Iulius Cæsar cum notis Dionysii Vossii. Accessit Iulius Celsus de Vita Iulii Cæsaris. Editio Nova cum figuris Æneis.' 'Julii Celsi Commentarii De Vita Julii Caesaris' is from Petrarch's De viris illustribus and was published anonymously in the earliest printed edition of Caesar's De bello gallico (1473); in later editions (until 1827) it was erroneously ascribed to Julius Celsus.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the engraved title-plate. Inscribed on first free-endpaper in red ink E: Libris / Caroli Badham: MD. and in pencil in a different hand with the price 0-10-6. Various inscriptions in ink on the title-page: Coll: Tho. Hales (the first word in different ink and possibly a different hand); John Smedley; and perpendicular to the text Brow / prypo / ce price / Round. Inscribed in ink on final page of text Tho: Hales / Aug: 1707 and in pencil Captain Ha[-?]. Final page is affixed to free-endpaper with ink flourishes and inscriptions showing through and the inscription John Smedley repeated in various sizes. Pencil markings and some marginalia in English. The number 3081 in ink on the front pastedown, with a bookseller's code in pencil. Small pencil sketch of a bust on rear pastedown. A copy of 'Cæsar variorum' (format not specified) bought from Thomas Boone for 4s. on 17 October 1808 (Spiers Box) cannot be securely identified with this edition.

Binding Early C18th calf, blind-tooled spine (formerly gilt?), former spine-label lost, paper spine-label at foot of spine with title inscribed in ink.

Reference Number 887


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