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The works of the famous Nicholas Machiavel, citizen and secretary of Florence. Written originally in Italian, and from thence newly and faithfully translated into English.
London : printed for John Starkey Charles Harper and John Amery at the Miter the Flower-de-Luce and the Peacock in Fleetstreet, 1680. [ Second edition ] . Folio. ( 319mm. ) Pp. [40], 177, 188-189, [5], 199-256 [i.e. 263], 266-267, [5], 267-314, 317-431, [5], 433-528. Page 263 is misnumbered 256. In spite of the erratic pagination the book is complete. Closed tear in page 405 / 406 ( i.e. sig. Ggg1 ). Light age browning to the edges and edges of the margins. Waterstaining varying from light to medium from p 441 to the end of the book, occasional light foxing, otherwise a generally clean copy. Contemporary full calf sometime expertly refurbished and rebacked with a new title label and endpapers. Translated by Henry Neville. Includes "Nicholas Machiavel's letter to Zanobius Buondelmontius", not in fact by Machiavelli but by Henry Neville. "The history of Florence", "The prince", "The discourses of Nicholas Machiavel, upon the first decade of Titus Livius", and "The art of war" each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous. The first edition in English was published in 1675. Niccolò Machiavelli ( 1469 - 1527 ) , Italian statesman and writer, born in Florence. " He wrote as a [ Italian ] patriot and a political scientist, and he better deserves to be remembered as such as the Borgia - like figure which his name now connotes. Paradoxically, it was the very people who practised his ruthless precepts to the letter - the Society of Jesus, the Spanish Hapsburgs, the French Bourbons - who first used ' machiavellists ' as a term of abuse, by which they mea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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