[Caesar, Julius, C.], Clement Edmonds trans., THE COMMENTARIES OF C. JULIUS CAESAR, OF HIS WARS IN GALLIA; AND THE CIVIL WARS BETWIXT HIM AND POMPEY. Translated into English; With Many Excellent and Judicious Observations Thereupon.
As also the Art of our Modern Training, or Tactick Practice. Whereunto is adjoyned the Eighth Commentary of the Wars in Gallia; with some short Observations Upon It. Together with the Life of Caesar, and an Account of His Medals; Revised, Corrected, and Enlarged., [London]:In the Savoy, Printed by Tho. Newcomb, for Jonathan Edwin, at the Three Roses in Ludgatestreet, 1677. Revised ed. full leather hardcover w/gilt titling on black leather label, Folio (12.125 x 7.5"), Good+/n.a., , 332pp., . Full leather binding has light cracking to front and rear boards as well as the spine, spine is well chipped at the head and tail, front joint is started at the head, front hinge shows evidence of reinforcing tape having been removed, rear hinge is reinforced, has been re-backed at some point using contemporary boards, (likely during its sojourn at the New Jersey Historical Society.), said rebinding did create some sporadic light loss to printed marginal notes only, library and bookplate of New Jersey Historical Society on front free-pastedown as well as moderate library stamping throughout, scattered damp-staining primarily located at the head/gutter area, some light trimming and chipping to fore edge, hinges, joints and page edges have been repaired by a conservator with Japanese tissue paper.
Title page is in double column red and black, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials - some quite elaborate. Lacking the frontis portrait of Julius Caesar but with facsimile laid in, fourteen plates (nine of which are folding) present detailing various camps, battles, soldier life and Caesar's medals. Has divisional title pages for Observations upon Caesar's Commentaries and A Continuation of the Wars in Gallia dated 1676. Pagination is continuous as called for in the ESTC. Index and printer's catalogue at the rear. ESTC R16632
What a marvelous and distinctive ancient tome - quite a spectacular sector of Captured Tyme!