London: John Starkey, Charles Harper, and John Amery, 1680. Second edition. Originally published in 1675. This early English translation of Machiavelli's works include the following: 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. The writings are numbered consecutively starting with the History of Florence, except for the letter and the publisher's note on the letter that precedes it. Each treatise has its own title page. The first several pages of the book, also unpaginated, have a detailed table of contents for each work and the author's introduction. Bound in modern three quarter tan leather with orange cloth covers. Some rubbing, light spots to leather; Cloth has marks and spots but binding still about very good. New endpapers. Interior pages are soiled, have spotting throughout, and have black ink stains to the upper right page edges and margins of first and last several pages. All page edges are darkened. Still a nice copy of this important edition of Machiavelli's writings. Measures 8 x 13 inches. 528 pages.
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London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1781. Hardcover. Second edition of this interesting account by the author of his observations and experiences in Italy, told through a series of letters. John Moore (1729 – 1802) was a Scottish physician and travel author. He also edited the works of Tobias Smollett. From 1769 to 1778 he accompanied the Duke of Hamilton on a Grand Tour of Europe. On his return he took up residence in London. This book was written based on his experiences on that tour. Bound by Riviere & Son in full brown leather with gilt decorated rulings to covers and ornate spine decorations and titling labels. Leather is scuffed, stained. rubbed, and bumped. Spines are faded, with title labels missing, and spine piece to Volume Front cover of Volume I is almost detached and rear joint is cracked. Front cover to Volume II is cracked and rear joint is tender. Offsetting to pastedowns and free endpapers. The text has scattered light browning and spotting but the text is quite legible throughout. Ownership signature on title pages and of St. Paul's Working Men's Club Carlisle on ffep. Still a nice copy despite noted flaws. Measures 5 x 8 inches. Volume I: 518 +  pages; Volume II: 502 +  pages. Good +.