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The Works of The Famous Nicolas Machiavel. Citizen and Secretary of Florence


Machiavelli's Works, the first edition in English from 1675, "licensed Febr. 2. 1674". Contemporary leather covers, rebacked in later calf retaining original blank endpaper front and rear, with additional new endpapers. Light toning to title, small wax repair to head of title (see photo) and a few light odd spots, 19th Century ink owners names tipped on to verso of title page, but no touching the "Licensed Febr 2 1674" text line. Last seven leaves at rear with 8 cm closed diagonal tear to upper margin repaired with archival tape. Collation complete: [xxiv], 529pp, [23] Folio. Generally clean and bright text.