11-12-2017 11-12-2017
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3040B Boston
November 12, 2017 11:00AMCalender
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Machiavelli, Niccolo (1469-1527) The Florentine Historie , First English Edition.

$4,613$3,750
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3040B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 12, 2017 11:00AM

Description:

Machiavelli, Niccolo (1469-1527) The Florentine Historie, First English Edition. London: by T[homas] C[reede] for VV[illiam] P[onsonby], 1595. Folio, first edition in English, title within ornamental woodcut border, marginal manuscript notes (slightly trimmed), bound in later full vellum over boards, Stirling Maxwell bookplate inside front board, 1958 receipt from Lathrop Harper inserted, 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

A-T6, V3 (the final leaf, V4, is a blank, and a blank is present in this copy, but it is unclear whether the blank in this copy is the original integral blank or another supplied by the binder.)


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Keywords

London, Bookplate, European people, Niccolò Machiavelli, Philosophy, Tuscany