THE FLORENTINE HISTORY IN VIII BOOKS. WRITTEN BY NICHOLAS MACHIAVEL, CITIZEN AND SECRETARY OF FLORENCE. NOW EXACTLY TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN.

London: Printed for Charles Harper, and John Amery, and by them sold at the Flower de Luce, and at the Peacock, both against S. Dustans Church in Fleet-Street. 1674. [14 - into], 73, 94, 76, 70, 82, 76, 74, 81, [13-contents] pp. [Lacks frontispiece portrait and 12pp catalogue of books sold by Joseph Marshall at end.] Early ownership signature of Rob Corbett on title page. Lacking the covers. Light tanning, light scattered foxing. Early ownership signature of Saml. G. Drake, London, on front endpaper. Text Good+ to Very Good.

The signature on the front endpaper appears to be that of Samuel G. Drake [1798-1875], born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, who was both a teacher and an antiquarian bookseller. He spent many years in Boston but also lived a couple of years in London. Item #35034

Price: $450.00

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