Sale 2379 - Lot 27
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CAESAR, CAIUS JULIUS. The eyght books . . . conteyning his martiall exploytes in the Realme of Gallia and Countries bordering uppon the same. English translation by Arthur Golding. title mounted, soiled, missing upper outer corner. Title within woodcut historiated border. , 272,  leaves. Mostly printed in black letter. 8vo, 142x84 mm, contemporary calf with blind-stamped center lozenge on covers, spine worn, missing portions at top and bottom, joints and cover edges worn through, endpapers renewed; occasional marginal soiling, scattered early underscoring and ink blots, title heavily soiled and mounted with upper outer corner off, sidenotes almost cropped on several leaves toward beginning, portion of blank outer margin torn off P3, conspicuous dampstaining on last few index leaves. London: William Seres, 1565
first complete edition in english of Caesar's account of the Gallic Wars, translated by Golding from the original Latin; state of the colophon with printer's address "at the signe of the Hedge- / hog." A volume of excerpts translated from a French version was published in 1530. Pforzheimer 410; STC 4335.