Tutte le Opere di Nicolo Machiavelli Cittadino & Secretario Fiorentino, Divise gia in V Parti, ma adesso per maggior commodita del Lettore, in IV Volumi ristrette. Et di nuovo con somma accuratezza ristampate
by Machiavelli, Nicolo [Niccolo]
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[S.I.] 1680. [Geneva] 12mo. (9cm x 14.5cm) 5 parts in 4 volumes. Copper engraved frontispiece portrait by Pinchard. Title page in red and black, with engraved Armillary Sphere. (12), 846pp.; Title page in black, with engraved Armillary Sphere. (25), 702pp.; Title page in black, with engraved Armillary Sphere. (6), 271pp; Title page in black, with engraved Armillary Sphere. 364pp; Title page in black, with engraved Armillary Sphere. 318pp. Early full calf, spines in six compartments with raised bands, elaborate gilt tooling and leather labels. Gilt rules and vestiges of edge tooling. Original silk bookmarks to each volume. Joints cracked, with commensurate shelf wear, scars and scuffing. Text is crisp and tightly bound with some spotting and edge toning. The eight plans for Arte della Guerra were never bound into this set, and are added in facsimile on hand made paper in a custom-made 9 x 14.5 cm leather wallet.
Volume Primo Gli otto Libri delle Historie Fiorentine. Volume II I tre Libri de Discorsi sopra a prima Decadi di Tito Livio. Volume III Il Principe. La Vita di Castruccio Catracani. Il mode che tenne il Duca Valentino per ammazzare Vitellozzo Vitelli, Oliveretto da Fermo, il Signor Pagolo, & il Duca di Gravina. I Ritratti delle cose di Francia & di Allemagna. I sette Libri dell Arte della Guerra. Volume IV L'Asino d'oro. Quattro capitol vima terza, cioe, dell Occasione, della Fortuna, dell Ingratitudine, & dell Ambitione. Duoi Decennali in rima terza: cioe, un compendio dell cose faite in venti anni in Italia. Due Comedie, la Mandragola, & la Clitia.
Published anonymously whilst Machiavelli's works were banned in Europe. Rare. [The British Library copy lacks volumes 3 and 4] Ref.: Ginevra; British Library, Catalogue of seventeenth century Italian books, II, p. 513; Bertelli-Innocenti, Bibliografia Machiavelliana, sec. 17., n. 75.
Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli. Italian Renaissance diplomat, philosopher and writer, the father of modern political philosophy and political science.
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- Tutte le Opere di Nicolo Machiavelli Cittadino & Secretario Fiorentino, Divise gia in V Parti, ma adesso per maggior commodita del Lettore, in IV Volumi ristrette. Et di nuovo con somma accuratezza ristampate
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- Renaissance, Politics, Political Philosophy, Classic Realism, The Prince, Florentine Republic, Empiricism
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