Book Description

24mo., pp. 504, [xlviii]. Woodcut border to title-page, head-pieces and initials, single-line borders around text. Some fore-edges unopened. Occasional pencil notes (numbers) to margins. Smudgy mark to title-page, old and yellowed tape repair to leaf D1, hole to bottom margin pp.461-472, smudged monogram(?) to p.477 obscuring some text, leaf G1 with small hole at head affecting two words, worming to final 5 leaves affecting text to the last two (index). Contemporary limp vellum, title inked to spine and faintly to upper board, and to bottom edge of text block. Ties lost, new endpapers stuck in with small loss to old ffep, bottom corner of old rear free endpaper torn away.
Dealer Notes
A very scarce miniature edition by the great Flemish scholar-printer Jérôme Commelin (1550?-1597), which escapes the notice of both Dibdin and Schweiger. Scarce in the British Isles, with COPAC locating only two copies in the Bodleian and one at Eton College.
VD16 ZV 5270
Author Caesar, Gaius Julius:
Date 1595
Publisher [Heidelberg:] apud Hieronymum Commelinum,

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