MACHIAVELLI, NICCOLO. 1469-1527.
Historie. Venice: Domenico Giglio, 1554.
12mo (135 x 70 mm). A-X12 Y6. Printer's woodcut device on title and colophon. Near-period red morocco gilt. One gathering toned, lightly rubbed.
Provenance: early collegiate ownership inscription on title; Charles Calvert Eden [1837-1878] (bookplate).
Machiavelli's Florentine Histories were commissioned by Giulio di Giuliano de Medici, later Pope Clement VII, and as a result serve largely as a celebration of the Medici family.
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