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Handsome copy of Caesar's Commentaries  

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Commentaires de César, avec des Notes Historiques, Critiques et Militaires, par M. Le Comte Turpin de Crissé

Caesar, Gaius Julius


A Montargis



Three volumes. Engraved title pages, two portraits and 40 folding plates. (4to) contemporary calf, red leather labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering, marbled endpapers. First edition edited and translated by Lancelot Turpin de Crissé.

A fine edition of the commentaries of the great Roman statesman, writer and general Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC) , with the text in French and Latin, handsomely illustrated with folding plates of battle plans. These commentaries include the campaigns against the Gauls and Spanish in Europe, the wars in Northern Africa and the Roman civil wars. Lancelot Turpin de Crissé (1716-1793) was himself a distinguished French military man and man of letters.

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Binding rubbed and worn; hinges on volume one starting; overall very good.

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