CAESAR, CAIUS JULIUS. 100-44BC.
DUNCAN, WILLIAM, translator. The Commentaries. London: J. and R. Tonson, 1753.
Folio (425 x 260 mm). , civ, 336,  pp. Engraved frontispiece, 78 plates (of which 55 are double-page), 6 double-page maps. Period speckled calf. Egypt map slightly shaved at fore-edges, elephants and buffalo with captions cropped but images complete, new spine-label, joints cracked, upper cover working loose, heavy scuffing to upper cover.
An unusually clean and attractive copy of the FIRST EDITION of Duncan's translation, which "sounded a note of mourning for the martial spirit of Roman times" (Buchan, Crowded with Genius: the Scottish Enlightenment, 2004, p 147).