C. Julii Caesaris quae exstant omnia. Ex recensione Joannis Davisii, Coll. Regin. Cantab. Socii, cum ejusdem animadversionibus ac notis Pet. Ciacconii, Fr. Hotomanni, Joan. Brantii, Dionys. Vossii et aliorum. Accessere metaphrasis graeca librorum VII de Bello Gallico, nec non indices necessarii.
Cambridge (Cantabrigiae), Typis academicis, Impensis Joannis Oweni , Typographi, 1706.
4to. (IV),751,(5 addenda);96,(34 index),(2 blank) p. 1 folding engraved plate, & 2 folding engraved maps. Vellum 22 cm (Ref:
ESTC Citation No. T136450; 2,45/46: 'neue Recognition. D. benutzte 1 Handschrift und ältere Ausgaben'; Dibdin 1,361; Moss 1,234; Brunet 1,1456; Fabricius/Ernesti 1,263; Graesse 2,7/8; Ebert 3276) (Details:
Back with 5 raised bands. Blindtooled boards. Title in red & black. Good quality white paper. The plate depicts the construction of a bridge across the Rhine. The maps show Gallia and the Mediterranean world) (Condition:
Back soiled. Shield on the back half gone. Boards slightly scratched & spotted. Right lower corner slightly waterstained. 3 ownership entries on the front flyleaf) (Note:
Throughout the 17th and 18th century in Europe the Roman historian and politician Julius Caesar, 100-44 B.C., remained central to the education of the sons of the elite who trained for public life. He figured as an exemplary military leader. The politician and then tyrant Caesar however was also controversial in Europe that was torn apart by bloody religious and civil wars. His dictatorship remained problematic, though some justified his usurpation of power as the only way out of turmoils of the Roman republic. §
This Caesar was edited by the English scholar John Davis, 1679-1732, who was a friend of Richard Bentley. He edited besides Caesar, Minucius Felix, & Maximus Tyrius, and made his mark as a commentator of the philosophical works of Cicero. (Sandys II,412)) (Provenance:
In ink: 'sum ex libris N.L. v. Scheltinga'. see the following name: §
'F. v. Aylva v. Pallandt', 1845'. This book once belonged to Frederik Willem Jacob baron van Aylva van Pallandt, 1826-1906, who was the son of Hans Willem baron van Aylva van Pallandt van Waardenburg en Neerijnen and of Constantia Catharina Wilhelmina van Scheltinga. The young baron will have received this book from one of the relatives of his mother. He married in 1856 Anna Frederika Everdine baronesse van Goltstein. The couple remained childless. §
The book remained in the family with its next owner 'E.(?) van Pallandt'. His/her initials are illegible) (See NNBW 9,746, and 9,749/50) (Collation:
*2, A-5B4, 5C2; a-q4, r2 (leaf r2 blank); map after *2 and 337, plate after 122)) (Photographs on request)
Book number: 130096 Euro 280.00
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