LES DISCOURS DE L'ETAT DE PAIX ET DE GUERRE, De Messire ...; plus un Livre de Mesme Aucteur Intitule Le Prince.

Paris: Hierosme de Marnef & Guillaume Cavellat, 1571. 16mo, (4-3/4 x 3-1/2 in) Two parts in one, each wth its own title-page. pp. 608; (609)-778, (6). Woodcut printer's device on both titles and verso of final leaf. Bound in later gilt stamped vellum, lightly soiled, brown morocco spine label, AEG. Closely timmed at the top margin, but not affecting text. (obscuring a contemporary signature). Title-page lightly soiled. Aldis Library bookplate on the front end paper. Not in Adams nor BL French STC; OCLC locates just one copy (Yale). Bertelli & Innocenti, "Bibliografia Machiavelliana, # 150. Very scarce. Item #35814

The third translation into French of Machiavelli's "Discources", this time by aristocrat and scholar Jacques Gohory (1520-1576), the second part is "The Prince" translated from the Italian by Gaspard d"Auvergne.

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