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CAESAR, CAIUS JULIUS. I Commentari. 40 double-page etched plates of military subjects by andrea palladio; 2 double-page maps of the Iberian peninsula and France.  (of ), 407 pages; lacks blank *4. 4to, 18th-century calf gilt with lavishly gilt decorated paper endleaves with chinese motif by joseph friedrich leopold of augsburg, binding heavily worn, covers detached; light dampstaining in upper margins toward beginning, scattered minor foxing and stains elsewhere, clean tear in blank upper outer corner of title repaired on verso. Venice: Pietro de' Franceschi, 1575...
first palladio edition of the 1554 Italian translation by Francesco Baldelli of Caesar's war narratives. In addition to the illustrations Palladio provided an introductory essay on the Roman military. Fowler 237; Harvard/Mortimer-Italian 97.