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Niccolo Machiavelli; E D
Machiavels Discourses Upon the First Decade of T Livius Translated out of the Italian With Some Marginall ani-madversions noting and taxing his errours
London: Tho Paine for W Hills and D Pakeman, 1636. This is the first English translation of this work. Translated by Edward Dacres, a prominent translator of Machiavelli's works. Collated, complete. A very scarce copy of this work. Would make a good copy once rebound, rarely seen at all and usually in very poor state. Discourses on Livy is a philosophical political history. It was written in the early 16th century and was first published posthumously in 1531. The work discusses Livy's Ab Urbe Condita which discuss the expansion of Rome through the end of the Third Samnite War. Niccolo Machiavelli was a Florentine Renaissance historian, politician, humanist, philosopher and author. CONDITION In a contemporary calf binding. Externally, worn. Severe loss to the backstrip and to the boards. Patches of rubbing to what remains of boards. Evidence of some previous repair to the joints and boards. Front joint and hinge are extremely weak and held by one cord only. Highly likely board with detach with further handling. Rear hinge is also weak and held by two cords. May detach with further handling. Internally, binding is tender in place and strained throughout. Pages are slightly age toned. Light tidemarks to the top of the outer margin to pages 135-195 then again to pages 245-288pp and 389-434pp not affecting text. Occasional scattered spots throughout. Overall: GOOD ONLY due to binding. Overall Condition: Good Only.
Bookseller: The Mad Librarian [Bath, GB]
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