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Duncan (William)

THE COMMENTARIES OF CAESAR

Published: Printed for R. Tonson, S.Draper & R. Dodsley, London, 1753

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Translated into English. To which is prefixed a Discourse concerning the Roman art of War.

By William Duncan, Professor of Philosophy in the University of Aberdeen.

Illustrated with cuts.

Engraved frontispiece portrait of Caesar, title page, dedication (vii) & advertisement leaf, civ + 335 + (xx) indexes, 85 fine engravings and maps - 55 plates are double-page, 6 double-page maps, includes the large folding ‘Urus or Buffalo’ plate (no.41) which is trimmed close, it has been skilfully repaired and laid down on matching paper, plates 78 – 86 are of Caesar’s triumphal entry into Rome, contemporary full calf with gilt and blind decoration and gilt titling on a label on the spine,  rebacked preserving the original back strip – the rebacking is probably work dating from the early 20th century and the upper joint is now splitting and the front board is almost detached, marbled endpapers. A handsome copy, the text, plates and maps are crisp.

  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: Folio (16.5 x 10.5 inches. 450 x 257 mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Paul Mills
  • Country: South Africa
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