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Caesar, Julius (100-44 BCE) trans. William Duncan (1717-1760) The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English. To which is prefixed a Discourse Concerning the Roman Art of War.
London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand, and R. Dodsley, 1753.
First edition of Duncan's translation, large folio; illustrated with engraved frontispiece of a bust of Caesar and a set of eighty-four additional plates, stunning for their informative and artistic nature, most are folding, including six folding maps, fifty-five folding battle scenes and other illustrations, and twenty-three plates mainly showing examples of people of various ethnic groups, some folding plates with minor straight breaks along their folding sections, a clean, crisp copy with a full set of plates; bound in later half leather and pebbled cloth-covered boards, ex libris Emma Kenderdine Mitchell with bookplate and Donna P. Cole with signature, both inside front board, 17 x 10 in.