London, South Kensington
18 November 2003
CAESAR, Caius Julius (c.100-44 B.C.) Commentarii. Edited by Hieronymus Bononius (d.1517) with index by Raimondus Marlianus (1420-1475). Venice: [Philippus Pincius] for Benedictus Fontana, 13 April 1499.
Super-chancery 2° (310 x 212mm). Roman type, white-on-black historiated woodcut initial, initial spaces with guide-letters, contemporary marginalia and interlinear notes in brown ink. (Some light marginal dampstaining.) 18th-century half vellum over pasteboards, title lettered on spine (head chipped, extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Count Dmitri Bourtourlin (1763-1829, bookplate; sale Paris, 25 November 1839, lot 2185) -- Joseph Néve, Brussels (armorial bookplate).
Included in this edition of the Commentarii are De bello Alexandrino hispaniensi, De bello africo and De bello hispano, as well as the appended index by the Italian geographer, Raimondo Marliano. H*4221; GW 5872; Goff C-25.
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