Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres. Clement Edmonds, or Edmondes.
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres
Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres

Observations Upon Caesars Commentaries, setting forth the Practice of the Art militarie in the time of th Romaine Empire for the better direction of our moderne Warres

London: Printed for Mathew Lownes, 1604. First printing. Hardcover. Quarto (10.75 x 8 inches), 18th century vellum over boards, good copy, light restoration to outer joint and inner hinges, front endpapers somewhat soiled and stained, two modern bookplates on pastedown and on flyleaf; with rarely seen portrait frontispiece of Caesar, engraved title page, 3 double-page plates, 2 full page plates -- lacking one double page plate. Contents otherwise very good and clean, minor occasional wear and soil, occasional very short tear to edges. (7) 199 (1) 138 pp. A copy in a lovely contemporary binding and with all plates sold at Christie's in 2008 for a total of over $7300. STC 7490. Edmondes (ca. 1568-1622) was an English government official, possibly in the employ of the Earl of Oxford (Edward de Vere, often mentioned as a possible author of Shakespeare plays). In 1600 he published a commentary on the first five books of Caesar's Commentaries, dedicated to Sir Francis Vere (Born about 1560, Francis was the second son of Geoffrey Vere of Crepping Hall, Essex, a younger son of John de Vere, 15th Earl of Oxford). In this 1604 edition, Edmondes augmented the previous edition with commentaries on books VI and VII, and a short dissertation on the modern art of war. There is a further slight familial connection with Shakespeare. John Bernard (1604-1674) married firstly Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Clement Edmondes; they had four sons, who all predeceased him, and four daughters. His second wife, Elizabeth, was the granddaughter (and only surviving descendant) of William Shakespeare. It is unlikely, however, that Shakespeare consulted Edmondes regarding the play Julius Caesar; the play was first performed in 1599, a year before Edmondes' commentary appeared. Good. Item #H16669

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