• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    CAESAR, Caius Julius (100-44 B.C.). [Opera] quae extant. Accesserunt annotationes Samuelis Clarke. London: Jacob Tonson, 1712.

    Price Realised  

    CAESAR, Caius Julius (100-44 B.C.). [Opera] quae extant. Accesserunt annotationes Samuelis Clarke. London: Jacob Tonson, 1712.

    Large 2o (460 x 285 mm). Double-page engraved allegorical title-page, engraved portraits of the Duke of Marlborough and Caesar, 84 engraved maps and plates (62 double-page), and numerous engraved initials and head- and tail-pieces. 18th-century diced russia, spine gilt, edges gilt (some rubbing and minor scuffing).

    FIRST EDITION. "The most sumptuous classical work... " (Lowndes). The double-page plate of the bull, which, according to Lowndes, "is sometimes wanting or damaged", is present in this copy. Brunet I, 1456; Lowndes I, p. 344.


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