The works of the famous Nicolas Machiavel, citizen and secretary of Florence. / Written originally in Italian, and from thence newly and faithfully translated into English [by] Henry Neville.

Author
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London, : Printed for John Starkey ..., 1675.
Description
[24], 189 [i.e. 179], [5], 199-267 [i.e. 265], [5], 267-314, 317-431, [6], 434-529, [23] p. ; 33 cm. (2⁰).

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Subject(s)
Related name
Library of Congress genre(s)
Fiction [Browse]
Notes
  • Translated by Henry Neville.
  • "The history of Florence", "The prince", "The discourses", and "The art of war" each has separate t.p.
  • Signatures: [a]²b-d²A-Z⁴2A-2B²2C-2K⁴2L-2M²2N-3I⁴3K²,²3K²,3L-3Y⁴[3Z]⁴(3Z1 + *-2*²3*⁴).
  • Numerous errors and omissions in paging.
  • Title vignette; head- and tail-pieces; initials.
  • Advertisements: [5] p. at end (3Z2-3Z4, the final page blank).
  • Lapidus copy: lacks cut of Machiavelli facing the title page, as found in other copies, such as that at the Cambridge University Library.
  • "Nicholas Machiavel's Letter to Zanobius Buondelmontius in vindicatim of himself and his writings", 16 p. at end.
  • Quires *-2*² and 3*⁴ (letters to the reader and to Zanobius Buondelmontius) bound between 3Z1 and 3Z2 (before final adv. leaves).
Binding note
Lapidus copy: Full mottled calf (18th cent.), rebacked; marbled endpapers; edges speckled red.
References
  • ESTC R19906
  • Wing (2nd ed.) M128A
LCCN
49038551
OCLC
1862923
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