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CAESAR, Julius (100 B.C.--44 B.C)
[Commentaries. English. 1753]
The commentaries of Caesar, translated into English. To which is prefixed a discourse concerning the Roman art of war. By William Duncan, ... Illustrated with cuts.
London: printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and R. Dodsley, 1753.
[12], civ, 335, [21] p., 86 [i.e. 85] pl. (3 fold., 58 double-page, frontis. port., maps) ; 42.3 cm. (2º)

First edition of William Duncan's popular translation of Caesar's commentaries, which was in print until the 1830s. This lavishly illustrated volumes includes the supplementary commentaries attributed to Aulus Hirtius and others. The 85 plates are numbered 1--86, with the frontispiece portrait being pl. 1, and nos 3 and 4 referring to a single plate; 15 are engraved by C. Huyberts, including the 9 of the Triumph after Andrea Mantegna. ESTC t136453.

Binding Late C18th diced russia calf, ornate gilt-tooled borders, gilt-tooled spine with urn motif, black morocco spine-label, marbled endpapers.

Reference Number 3874


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