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The history of Italy from the year 1490, to 1532 (10 volume set)
London: John Towers 1753 1st ed. 10 volumes, 1753-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. 10 volume set. 8vo. Full contemporary leather. Boards are worn, especially at spine hinges and need rebacking. Vol 2, 8 and 10 front board detached, vol. 7 tender. Internally very good, with clean, unmarked pages. Provenance: Harold Wood Wing's book plate on verso (Wing Family in America HWW, 1885-1976)

Francesco Guicciardini was a noted political writer of contemporary Italian political history. He use of government documents to help write his history was an advance in historiography. Guicciardini served Florence as an ambassador to the Papal States, the court of Ferdinand of Spain, and was active with the Medici regime. Guicciardini wrote the history of Italy for posterity. His analysis and interweaving of political dynamics gives the work lasting relevance.

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