Reprinted from the translation by Edward Dacres published in 1640. With an introduction by W. E. C. Baynes.London: At the De La More Press, Alexander Moring Limited, 1929 Stock Code: 146886
One of 10 copies printed on vellumNumber 5 of 10 copies printed on vellum. An attractive printing of Machiavelli's Prince by the De La More Press, reproducing the 1640 translation of Edward Dacres, the first full translation of the work into English; a further 1,040 copies were issued on paper.
Of these ten copies on vellum, the only traceable appearances at auction were number 4 at the Foyle sale in 2000, and number 3 at Sotheby's in 1976.
Octavo. Original vellum by Morrell of London, spine lettered in black, yapp edges. Housed in a black quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery.
Portrait frontispiece. Printed on vellum.
A fine copy.
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