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Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars

Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars
Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars

Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars

Became Consul in Rome in 60. In a triumvirate with Pompey and Crassus. Selected to carry out wars in Gaul and Britain that lasted the next nine years, Caesar believed that he was responding to acts of unprovoked aggression against Rome. The Gallic Wars contain the reports which he sent to Crassus and Pompey in which he gave details of the campaigns in which he and his legions were engaged.

Generals throughout history, such as Erwin Rommel and George Patton, have made use of Caesar's strategies and battle plans. The one drawback to reading these reports for most of us, and I was among those who read Caesar in the original Latin in school, is that they were written in the third person, no doubt a tactic by Caesar as to not overly emphasize his personal role in these accomplishments. As this style makes for boring reading, we are pleased to have a translation by John Warrington in the first person. Now, we have something exciting to read!

For our edition, Bruno Brimanti has fashioned 30 illustrations, all engravings in wood. Brimanti excelled at his task in that he added a technical dexterity which is nothing short of remarkable, in preparing "information" about the way Caesar's soldiers looked, the way they dressed, the way they fought, and the instruments they used. To satisfy his need for perfection, Brimanti insisted on using boxwood, the hardest wood to obtain. He literally hunted for sections of the trunks of the large box-tree, seasoned them in his studio, sawed them into blocks, and cut and polished the blocks himself. Our book was designed by Dr.

Hans Mardersteig, at his Officina Bodoni in Verona, Italy, where the printing and binding were performed. The engravings were meticulously printed, with careful attention to the impress of the tiniest of lines into the paper. Mardersteig selected one specially made for our book at the mills of the Cartiere di Maslianico, near Como, and it is mold-made. The backs of the boards are covered with a binder's linen of a rust color, on which the title is stamped in gold leaf.

The sides are covered with an Italian wood block pattern paper made by Antonio Gabbrielli in the town of Montecatini, having a decorative design that harmonizes with Brimanti's wood engravings. This is copy 727 of 1500, and is signed both by Bruno Brimanti and Hans Mardersteig. The offer includes the four page Limited Editions Club Monthly Letter and the pre-pulication announcement. This offer should appeal to those who study military history, Rome at near the height of its power, and Western Civilization, as well as collectors of hard-to-find LEC titles.

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  • Year Printed: 1954
  • Topic: personal reports from the war front
  • Binding: rust linen/hand-made decorated paper
  • Region: Gaul (France), 1st century B.
  • Illustrator: Bruno Bramanti
  • Author: Julius Caesar
  • Subject: military history
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place of Publication: Officina Bodoni/Verona, Italy
  • Special Attributes: Collector's Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated, Inscribed, Limited Edition, Numbered


Limited Editions Club The Gallic Wars