Commentariorum de Bello Gallico Libri.

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Creator

Caesar.

Title

Commentariorum de Bello Gallico Libri.

Publisher

Venice: The House of Manutius,

Date

1571.

Description

Aldus and his successors printed Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War thirteen times between the first edition of 1513 (displayed in the Libelli Portatiles case) and the last of 1588. This edition of 1571, printed by Aldus the Younger while his father Paulus was still operating the Press, is bound in a contemporary pigskin binding. The upper cover bears the image of Fides and Spes (Faith and Hope), and the lower a blindstamped image of King David. The initials “G H R” are likely those of the owner who had the book bound in 1576 in the German fashion.

Source

From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.

Citation

Caesar., “Commentariorum de Bello Gallico Libri. ,” Grolier Club Exhibitions, accessed June 19, 2018, http://grolierclub.omeka.net/items/show/260.