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      Sale 2438 | Lot 172
      Price Realized: $2,500With Buyer's Premium
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      • Sale 2438 Lot 172

        [GENTILLET, INNOCENT.] A Discourse upon the Meanes of Wel Governing and Maintaining in Good Peace, a Kingdom, or Other Principalitie . . . Against Nicholas Machiavel the Florentine. [18] (of [20]), 374, [4] (of [6]) pages; lacks initial and final blanks. Folio, 269x182 mm, contemporary calf with blind-stamped arabesque centerpiece on covers, rebacked, endpapers renewed; early inscription in upper portion of title, infrequent dampstaining in upper margins, small piece missing from blank lower margin of G5. London: Adam Islip, 1608

        Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

        first edition in english of Gentillet's 1576 attack on the ideas of Machiavelli, linking their influence via Catherine de' Medici to the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of French Protestants. STC 11743.

        Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,500