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Dallington, Robert, Sir
Aphorismes Civill And Militarie: Amplified with Authorities, and exemplified with Historie, out of the first Quarterne of Fr. Guicciardine [Bound with] A Briefe Inference Upon Guicciardines Digression, In The Fourth Part Of The First Quarterne Of His Historie: Forbidden the Impression, and effaced out of the Originall by the Inquisition
London: Edward Blount, 1613. First edition. leather_bound. Modern full brown mottled calf, marbled endpapers and matching marbled edges. Fine. 333, 61 pages. [A4-Vv4,*2]. 28.5 x 19.5 cm. Title with woodcut printer's device and fine engraved portrait of Prince Charles verso, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, contemporary ink marginalia. W.W.Greg's copy. Provenance: W.W.Greg (1875-1959), bibliographer and Shakespeare scholar; Sir Robert Birley (1903-1982), headmaster of Charterhouse and Eton College; President of the Bibliographical Society 1979-1980 (ink inscriptions to front endpapers). Bound by Period Binders, Bath. Dallington presented for the first time Prince Henry with a manuscript translation, selected from the Italian historian Guicciardini. Following the prince's death in 1612, Dallington reworked his "Aphorismes," which were published in 1613 with a new dedication to Prince Charles. Raised bands, double gilt cover border fillets, book plate.
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