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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