Sale: 379 / Rare Books, May 23. 2011 in Hamburg Lot 156

 
Gaius Julius Caesar - Commentariorum  libri VIII. 1561

156
Gaius Julius Caesar
Commentariorum libri VIII. 1561
Estimate:
€ 350 / $ 396
Sold:
€ 288 / $ 325

(incl. 20% surcharge)
Lot description
Caesar, J., Commentariorum libri VIII. Quibus adiecimus suis in locis D. Henrici Glareani doctißimas annotationes. With small woodcut printer's device on title, 2 doublepage woodcut maps and 5 fullpage woodcuts in the text . Basel, N. Bryling 1561. Contemp. blindtooled pigskin over wooden boards with slanted edges as well as with portrait and tendril borders, owner's monogram "I. T." and year "1562" and 2 brass clasps. 8vo. 16 unnumb. ll., 635 pp., 10 unnumb. ll.

Index Aurel. 128.759. - VD 16, C 42. - BM STC p. 172. - Adams C 46. - Not in Schweiger. - Based on the aldine executed by Johannes Jucundus in 1513. The woodcuts had already been used in Brylinger's edition from 1544. The maps show Gaul and Spaien, the fine woodcuts show fortifications and bridges. - On the Basel printer Nicolaus Bryling cf. Heckethorn p. 178: "He was the first printer who issued editions of Latin authors with all objectionable passages omitted, editions which since then have been called editiones expurgatae ." - With waterstains, 4 pp. with nasty scribblings in ink, with annotations by an old hand in places, few initials partly filled with ink (offsetting), impressions of clasps in side margins of first third. Binding slightly stained, spine ends slightly torn.

Based on Joh. Jucundus Aldus print in 1513. With woodcut publishers print on title, 2 double-page woodut maps and 5 full-page woodcuts. Contemp. blindstamped pigskin over wooden boards with 2 brass clasps. - Waterstained, 4 pages with ink scribbling, here and there annotations by old hand, some initials colored by ink (offsetting), first third with marks by clasps on fore edge. Binding slightly stained, spine ends slightly torn.

156
Gaius Julius Caesar
Commentariorum libri VIII. 1561
Estimate:
€ 350 / $ 396
Sold:
€ 288 / $ 325

(incl. 20% surcharge)