Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 520
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
EDMONDES, CLEMENT, Sir. Observations upon Caesars Com[m]entaries [with abridged translation of Caesar by Edmondes]. 11 (of 12) engraved plates. [8], 199, [1]; 126, 129-38, [2(blank)]; 218 pages, including engraved title dated 1609 and woodcut portrait of Caesar; lacks blank(?) r4 in second part. 3 parts in one volume. Folio, 275x185 mm, contemporary vellum boards with gilt centerpiece on covers, soiled, recased with spine ends restored; paper corrosion along fore edges at beginning and end with tissue repair on title and next leaf, plate facing page 58 trimmed to image and tissue-mounted, plate between pages 80 and 81 trimmed to image with restoration along edges, scattered marginalia and minor stains. Bookplate of Arthur Mullin. London: Math. Lownes, 1609

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First published in 1600. "Edmondes . . . supplemented his comments on Roman military practice with observations on contemporary campaigns, including those of the English forces in France and the war in Ireland . . . He also discussed the question of how to deal with an invasion of England" (ODNB).