Commentariorum de Bello Gallico Libri.
Venice: The House of Manutius,
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.
From the collection of G. Scott Clemons.