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C. Julius Caesar - Quae exstant omnia - Commentariorum De Bello Gallico et Civili - 1755

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C. Julius Caesar - Quae exstant omnia - Commentariorum De Bello Gallico et Civili - 1755

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Rare complete work

Number of Books: 2
Author/ Illustrator: C. Julius Caesar
Book Title: C.Julii Cesaris Commentarii De Bello Gallico et ..
Condition: Fine
Publication year oldest item: 1755
Edition: Other
Language: Latin
Publisher: Parisiis, typis Joseph Barbou, 1755
Binding/ Material: Leather
Extras: Other

Beautiful settecentina with all engravings:
C. Julius Caesar Quae exstant omnia; cum A. Hirtii sive Oppii commentariis de Bellis Gall. Alexand. Afric. et histaniensi. Accesserunt ejusdem Caesaris fragmenta, nec non et nomina popolorum, oppidorum et fluviorum, quae apud Caesarem reperiuntur.
Tomus I: Commentariorum De Bello Gallico libri septem.
Tomus II: Commentariorum De Bello Civili libri tres.
Parisiis, typis Joseph Barbou, 1755.
Illustrated complete work in 2 volumes containing in the first 360-page volume the seven books of “De Bello Gallico” and in the second 455-page the three books of “De Bello Civili” followed by “De Bello Alessandrino”, "De Bello Africano" and "De Bello Hispanico" that conclude the volume; the work is completed by a beautiful engraving on the frontispiece designed by B. Picard and engraved by C. Duflos and 4 internal folded maps (Italia Antiqua, Central-Northern Cisalpine Italy, Spain, and France/Gaul) of excellent quality and condition, finely engraved on copper, as shown in the pictures. All maps are complete and perfect, as are the two volumes of the work!
De Bello Gallico (in Latin "on the Gallic War") is the best known work by Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman general, politician and writer of the 1st century BC. the work was written between 58 and 50 BC.

De Bello Civili ("the civil war"), not to be confused with the Bellum civile or Pharsalia of Lucan, is the second preserved work of Julius Caesar; it consists of three books or Commentarii and it describes the events related to the civil war of the years 49 — 48 BC

Beautiful coeval full leather binding with titles on red Morocco leather tags, rich floral decorations on the spine and golden edges that make the work valuable and refined. Typographic brand on the frontispieces, copper-engraved head- and tailpieces together with the large folded engravings inside.
Golden edges.
Complete and very rare work, high commercial value.
Size: 16x10 cm for each volume.

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