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The Historie of Guicciardin: Containing The Warres Of Italie And Other Partes, Continued for manie yeares under sundrie Kings and Princes.Reduced into English by Geffray Fenton
London: Imprinted by Richard Field, 1599., 1599. folio. pp. 4 p.l., 459, 500-786, 789-943, [10]index. lacking initial blank. woodcut ornaments & initials. contemporary English gilt-paneled calf, gilt arabesque ornaments on centre covers flanked by initials ‘W M’, gilt fan-shaped ornaments inside inner panel corners, gilt fleurs-de-lys on outside corners of inner panel, spine gilt with ornaments incorporating initials ‘W M’, all edges gilt (corners worn, joints & spine ends repaired - joints starting to crack, several leaves foxed or browned). Second Edition of the English Translation by Sir Geoffrey Fenton [1539?-1608]. Guicciardini's history "remains the most solid monument of the Italian reason in the 16th century, the final triumph of the Florentine school of philosophical Historians which included Machiavelli, Segni.". (J.A.Symonds) "Guicciardini is the first 'universal historian', as he sees the history of Italy in the larger context of the European system of States, with sound political instinct and devoid of ecclesiastical bias." (Printing and the Mind of Man) Including a small section discussing Portuguese and Spanish explorations, the voyages of Columbus and Vespucci. STC 12459. Pforzheimer 442. Alden 599/43. cfPrinting and the Mind of Man 85.. Hardcover. Very Good.
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