18 December 2003
CAESAR, Gaius Julius. Commentariorum. De bello Gallico, libri VIII, Ciuili Pompeiani, lib. III, Alexandrino, lib. I, Africano, lib. I, Hispaniensi, lib. I. Venice: Aldine 1564.
8o (144 x 100 mm). Aldine's woodcut anchor device on title, 7 woodcut illustrations in text (early ink notations on title and some other pages). Late 18th-century straight grained red morocco, double fillet surrounding a floral border and a gilt single fillet, gilt Aldine device stamped on center of both covers, spine in four compartments, gilt lettered in two (light rubbing to spine ends and edges). Provenance: Sir John Hayford Thorold, Syston Park (armorial and monogrammed bookplates, binding).
Later edition with a preface by Ioannis Michaelis Bruti and Paulus Manutius. Adams C-49; Renouard p. 196.21; Ahmanson-Murphy 538.
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