CAESAR (GAIUS JULIUS) The eyght bookes of Caius Iulius Caesar conteyning his martiall exploytes in the realme of Gallia and the countries bordering Uppon the same translated oute of Latin into English by Arthur Goldinge, FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, William Serres, 1565

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CAESAR (GAIUS JULIUS)
The eyght bookes of Caius Iulius Caesar conteyning his martiall exploytes in the realme of Gallia and the countries bordering Uppon the same translated oute of Latin into English by Arthur Goldinge, FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, William Serres, 1565

Sold for £ 5,000 (US$ 6,333) inc. premium
CAESAR (GAIUS JULIUS)
The eyght bookes of Caius Iulius Caesar conteyning his martiall exploytes in the realme of Gallia and the countries bordering Uppon the same translated oute of Latin into English by Arthur Goldinge, FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, black letter, title within ornamental woodcut border, shaved just touching letters of side-note on folio 2, some light dampstaining, later half calf, rebacked [STC 4335; Pforzheimer 410], 8vo (140 x 84mm.), William Serres, 1565

Footnotes

  • Rare first complete edition in English of De Bello Gallico, Caesar's commentaries on the Gallic Wars. The eighth book is by Aulus Hircius. This copy has the first setting "by Willyam Serres dwel-..." on the colophon.

    Provenance: Early inscriptions by members of the Moore family on approximately 10 leaves, including "Robert Moore his booke witness to be same Thomas Morre and if any more requir Sarah Moore" on f. 84; David ?Wheeler 1694, ownership inscription on f. 185; William Longfield, armorial bookplate.
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