[GENTILLET, INNOCENT. c.1535-c.1595.]
A Discourse upon the Meanes of Wel Governing and Maintaining in Good Peace, a Kingdome, or other Principalitie.... Against Nicholas Machiavell the Florentine. Translated into English by Simon Patericke. London: Adam Islip, 1602.
Folio (287 x 177 mm). ¶4 A-2I6 2K44 (-¶1 blank, 2K2-3 bound at front, -2K4 blank). Modern quarter calf. Strengthened at head of gutter throughout, a number of gatherings with wormtrails near gutter touching several words, title laid down, K3 trimmed at foot, 2K1-3 gutters restored, 2K1 repaired at fore-edge and trimmed at foot, extremities rubbed.
First edition in English, a reply to Machiavelli's The Prince. STC 11743.