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Title: Commentarii di Caio Giulio Cesare Tradotti di latino in vulgar lingua: per Agostino Ortica de la porta Genovese. Con la tavola di nomi antiqui et moderni de la Gallia, Britannia, Germania, Italia, Grecai, Egypto, Asia, Africa et Hispagna Ultimamente con somma diligentia revisto, & corretto.
Description: In Venetia per Alovise de Torti, 1539. Small 8vo, 144 x 97 mms., [ix] + 241 numbered leaves, engraved device with bust of Caesar on title-page, woodcut map on Aiiiir -A5v, 5 more woodcut illustrations Avr - A8v, colophon on verso of last leaf of text,18th century boards in vellum, red morocco label on spine. A very good copy, with the autograph "J. T. Coleridge/ 1814" on the recto of the upper margin of the front free end-paper. The judge Sir John Taylor Coleridge (1790 - 1876) was a nephew of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and this is almost certainly his autograph. The translation by Agostino Ortica della Porta of Caesar's commentaries was one of the best and most popular in the 16th century. It first appeared in 1512 and was frequently reprinted.

Keywords: classics translation prose

Price: GBP 2750.00 = appr. US$ 3926.96 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 7033

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