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1675 English Translation of Machiavelli  

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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

Machiavelli, Niccolo


Printed for J. S., to be sold by Robert Boulter at the Turks-head in Cornhil, against the Royal Exchange



(Folio) 29x17.5 cm (11½x7"), 19th-early 20th century calf tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt. First Collected Edition in English.

Translation attributed Henry Neville. Includes: The History of Florence; The Prince; The Discourses of Nicholas Machiavel, Upon the First Decade of Titus Livius; and The Art of War (this last work is incomplete in this copy). Each with a separate dated title page but pagination and register are continuous. Also includes "Nicholas Machiavel’s letter to Zanobius Buondelmontius", which is not in fact by Machiavelli but by Henry Neville. Wing M128. 

Lot Amendments
Lacking four leaves of text at end (in addition to the printer’s catalogue), comprising the last page of Art of War and 6 pages of "The Marriage of Belphegor".

Spine a bit rubbed; margins trimmed a bit, just touching the shoulder notes in a few instances; missing four leaves of text at end, comprising the last page of Art of War and 6 pages of "The Marriage of Belphegor"; also missing the printer's catalogue of books at end; still a very good copy of an important edition of Machiavelli.

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