The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English. To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War, ... Illustrated with cuts

London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson, et al. 1753. First edition. Folio, (10 1/2 inches x 9 3/4 inches). Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked to style, spine richly gilt, some few paper repairs, very good condition. Samuel Powell (of Hammerton Hall) bookplate. The grandest edition of Duncan's popular translation of Caesar's commentaries. This lavishly illustrated volume 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 Cornelis Huyberts, including the 9 of the Triumph after Andrea Mantegna. ESTC 136453. Item #32112

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