EDMONDES, CLEMENT. 1568-1622. Observations upon the First Five Bookes of Caesars Commentaries. London: Peter Short, 1600.

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EDMONDES, CLEMENT. 1568-1622.
Observations upon the First Five Bookes of Caesars Commentaries. London: Peter Short, 1600.

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EDMONDES, CLEMENT. 1568-1622.
Observations upon the First Five Bookes of Caesars Commentaries. London: Peter Short, 1600.
6 engraved plates (3 folding, 1 double-page).
BOUND WITH: FUMÉE, MARTIN. C.1540-1590. The Historie of the Troubles of Hungarie.... London: Felix Kyngston, 1600. (Bound as first title.)
Folio (283 x 188 mm). 17th or 18th century calf, rebacked retaining original spine laid down, armorial gilt and blind stampings on both covers, morocco spine label. Wear and staining to covers; Troubles of Hungarie lacking first blank (A1), chipping to edges of first few leaves, large burn through leaf Y2 in the same title, with loss of text and scorching to preceding leaf; scattered browning and spotting.

FIRST EDITION of Edmondes' translation of the first five books of Julius Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic Wars, illustrated with 6 detailed diagrams of significant battles. Few complete copies of this edition have appeared at auction. Fumeé's Historie of the Troubles of Hungary, bound here as the first title, is the first English edition. Cockle 71; ESTC S121459; STC 7488 (all for Caesar's Commentaries; STC 11487 (Troubles of Hungarie)
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