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A CLASSIC ELIZABETHAN HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN WARS The History of Guicciardin: Containing the Warres of Italie
1599. Owned by a Target of Titus Oates's Popish PlotGUICCIARDIN, [FRANCESCO.] The History of Guicciardin: Containing the Warres of Italie and Other Parties, Continued for Many Years Under Sundrie Kings and Princes Together with the Variation and Accidents of the Same... panelled calf tooled in blind and gilt; London, Richard Field, 1599. STC (2nd ed) 12459. ESTC S120758Second edition in English. Guicciardini (1483-1540) was a celebrated Italian historian and statesman and friend of Machievelli. The work was translated by the fanatic anti-Catholic and friend of Spenser, Geoffrey Fenton (1539?-1608): "his last and most monumental work."--DNB. Uncommon in commerce.Provenance: This copy was owned by the historian and Benedictine priest, Thomas Anderton (1611-1671), author of a A soveraign remedy against atheism and heresy. Fitted for the wit, and want of the British Nations, 1672, and who who was a target of Titus Oates's Popish Plot. Signature of Anderson to t..p with manuscript Latin adage : Periissem ni periissem' [I would have perished had I not persisted]. ]Condition: Fine contemporary century polished with gilt lozenge, Head and fotr of spine expertly repaired; lacks initial and final blanks; two paper flaw (one small hole on L2 and one leaf with tear with minor loss from press jam; some dampstains to final leaves; overall and attractive presentable copy.
Bookseller: Adam Weinberger Books [United States]
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