De bellis Gallico et civili Pompejano, nec non A. Hirtii aliorumque de bellis Alexandrino, Africano... De bellis Gallico et civili Pompejano, nec non A. Hirtii aliorumque de bellis Alexandrino, Africano...

De bellis Gallico et civili Pompejano, nec non A. Hirtii aliorumque de bellis Alexandrino, Africano, et Hispaniensi, commentarii, ad MSStorum fidem expressi, cum integris notis Dionysii Vossii, Joannis Davisii, et Samuelis Clarkii. Cura et studio Francisci Oudendorpii, qui suas animadversiones, ac varias lectiones adjecit

CAESAR, Gaius Julius (100 BC-44 BC)

Published by Apud Samuelem Luchtman / Apud Johannem Danielem Beman, Leiden / Rotterdam, 1737
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The much-praised Oudendorp edition, in two quarto volumes bound in one: [26],516;[2],517-1035,[33] pp, with additional engraved title page (signed F. v. BleysWyck), 3 engraved folding maps (of the Roman Empire, France, and Spain), portrait of Caesar, and 9 engraved plates (4 folding). Plates are are those of the Greave edition of 1713. Full vellum, covers paneled in gilt with floral device at corners and large armorial center ornament; spine divided into six compartments by gilt-ruled raised bands, center floral ornament in each, second lettered by hand; armorial book plate of Royal Military College to front paste down and small old stamp of Her Majestie's Stationary Office to recto of dedication leaf; replacement salmon-pink ribbon ties; title page and divisional title in red and black with woodcut vignette. A truly spectacular survival, binding square and tight; pages clean and bright with virtually no spotting; maps (none torn or misfolded) and plates in deep, rich impressions; small pull to vellum at front upper right corner. Dibdin (Greek and Latin Classics), pp. 363-64. Schweiger II, p. 46-47. Pökel, p. 197. Ebert 3282. Graesse II, p. 8. Brunet I, pp. 1456-57 (bonne édition). Moss I, p. 236 "An excellent edition."). First Oudendorp Edition, celebrated for the rigor of its scholarship and faithfulness of its translation. Dibdin calls it an "admirable and truly critical edition, comprehending the labours of Davis, Clarke and Vossius. 'The preceding commentaries on Caesar,' says Harles, 'have all been eclipsed by the skill and researches of Oudendorp; who, by a careful examination of numerous MSS. and editions, has often successfully restored the true ancient reading of his author'". To which Ebert adds: "A new and excellent recension of MSS. and old editions, and a good selection of annotations." Composed of eight books, the Gallic Wars is "Julius Caesar's account of his campaigns in Gaul from 58 to 52 BCE, with the eighth and final book added by Aulus Hirtius for the years 51-50 BCE. . . . Caesar gives surprising space to the exploits of centurions and legions, as though the contribution of non-senatorial citizens is one of his prime concerns. It is tempting to think that he is both claiming and parading a particular relationship with the lesser citizens of Rome and Italy. . . . The Gauls are not deployed according to barbarian stereotypes . . . Gallic and German leaders communicate articulately in Roman terms, Gallic armies are highly formidable, and some Gauls are allies." (Literary Encyclopedia) N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1442

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Title: De bellis Gallico et civili Pompejano, nec ...

Publisher: Apud Samuelem Luchtman / Apud Johannem Danielem Beman, Leiden / Rotterdam

Publication Date: 1737

Binding: Vellum

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition thus.

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