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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, 1680.. SECOND EDITION 1680, (first published in English in 1675), folio, approximately 320 x 190 mm, 13 x 7½ inches, pages: (24), 1-528, (16), several mispaginations but complete with all signatures and all catch words following on, 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 signatures are continuous, small printer's ornament on title pages, decorative headpieces and initial letters. Bound in modern mottled panelled calf, raised bands, gilt rules and recent gilt lettered red morocco label, new appropriate endpapers. Title page has a couple of small light creases and is very slightly darkened at edges, tiny rust hole on Aa2, no loss of legibility, neat early name in top margin of page 1, brief neat ink marginal notes to 23 pages, a couple of pointing hands, small blank piece torn off 2 top corners, a little pale splashing to page 354, no loss of legibility. A very good clean tight copy. Contents: The History of Florence, The Prince, The Original of the Guelf and Ghibilin Factions, The Life of Castruccio Castracani, The Murther of Vitelli &c. by Duke Valentino, The State of France, the State of Germany, The Discourses on Titus Livius, The Art of War, The Marriage of Belphegor, a Novel, and Nicholas Machiavel's Letter in Vindication of Himself and his Writings. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. POSTAGE AT COST.
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