Quae extant omnia, Italica Versione

Caesar (Julius)

Quae extant omnia, Italica Versione

e Ms. Codice ad hodiernum Stylum accomodata; ... auxit Hermolaus Albritius.

Description: engraved frontispiece, folding map, and 5 plates (of which two are folding) plus engravings in the text area, a few leaves with marginal dampmarks, some foxing and fingersoiling (heaver in one or two places), one leaf with a chip from blank margin, a bit of spotting, pp. [ii], 76, 686, [2], xxxx, 4to, contemporary vellum boards, brown morocco lettering piece to spine, souiled and a bit scratched, the vellum covering worn in places (particularly a patch at front joint and another at fore-edge of rear board, bookplates of Carrington and David Garrick to front pastedown, good

Publication Details: [Venice: Societatis Albritianae, 1737]

Notes: An unusual edition of Caesar, containing the Latin text, a slightly modified reprinting of Baldelli's 1575 Italian translation with corrections by the architect Andrea Palladio, and frequent engraved illustrations mostly adapted from Clarke's enormous 1712 folio edition (which were themselves in part based on the engravings in Baldelli's original). The claims of the title-page are somewhat overblown, leading to assertions of fraud - the Italian text is purportedly from a 'manuscript' and it has been 'accomodated to modern style', while in fact only a few words have been changed. This copy bea...more

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Price: £950

Subject: Classics

Published Date: 1737]

Stock Number: 52132

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