7 December 2015
MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò (1469-1527). Discourses, upon the first Decade of T. Livius... With some marginall animadversions noting and taxing his errours. Translated by Edward Dakers. Printed by Thomas Paine for William Hills and Daniel Pakeman, 1636.
12° (144 x 83 mm). Woodcut ornaments and initials. (Some browning and occasional soiling.) Modern calf antique. Provenance: Edward Cole (signature dated 1684 on front flyleaf).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. With animadversions in italics on the title-page, and [B1] a cancelandum. "Machiavelli founded the science of modern politics on the study of mankind - it should be remembered that a parallel work to The Prince was his historical essay on the first ten books of Livy" (PMM 63). STC 17160.
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