Publisher: Montargis: Printed by Lequarte for Charles-Guillaume Leclerc, Guillaume de Bure, Alexandre Jombert, Paris, 1785.
Edition: First edition edited and translated by Lancelot Turpin de Crissé.
Condition: Binding a little rubbed; hinges starting on volume one, but sound; fine, handsome copy.
Book ID: 25552
Description3 vols, 4to, contemporary calf, red leather labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Engraved title-pages, two portraits and 40 folding plates.
CommentsA fine edition of the commentaries of the great Roman statesman, writer and general Gaius Julius Caesar (100 BC - 44 BC) , with the text in French and Latin, handsomely illustrated with folding plates of battle plans. These commentaries include the campaigns against the Gauls and Spanish in Europe, the wars in Northern Africa and the Roman civil wars. Lancelot Turpin de Crissé (1716-1793) was himself a distinguished French military man and man of letters.