Oct 14, 2021 - Sale 2582

Sale 2582 - Lot 3

Price Realized: $ 812
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
Amelot de La Houssaye, Sieur Abraham-Nicolas (1634-1706)
The History of the Government of Venice.

London: Printed by H.C. for John Starkey, 1675.

First edition in English, octavo, translated from the French original, Histoire du Gouvernement de Venise, by Lord Falconbridge (c. 1627-1700) [Oliver Cromwell's son-in-law]; title page is a cancel, final leaf Y4 blank and present, bound in later half parchment dyed a mottled brown, with blue paper-covered boards; early inked armorial ownership stamp of Henry Drax Esquire (c. 1693-1755) on verso of title page, some minor worming to inner (gutter) margin, 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 in.

Amelot was jailed in the Bastille for publishing this work critical of the Venetian political regime. The work was suppressed in France and notorious throughout Europe.

Wing A-2974; ESTC R14759.