Aphorismes civill and Militarie: Aplified with with Authorities, and Exemplified with Historie, out of the first Quaterne of Fr. Guicciardine.

London: Imprinted [by R. Field] for Edward Blount, 1613.

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

First edition. Woodcut printer’s device on title, engraved portrait of the dedicatee Prince Charles on title verso, woodcut headpieces and decorative initials. Folio. Nineteenth-century olive morocco, gilt-ruled border and gilt-stamped laurel wreath on both covers, ties missing, some slight marginal soiling on a few leaves. STC 6197; ESTC S109203. Provenance: Earl of Winchelsea (signature on dedication page) – E.S. & H. Lloyd (engraved armorial bookplate). From the library of Robert S. Pirie with his bookplate.

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The author, who translated part of The Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, became Master of the Charterhouse. The work is dedicated to the young Prince Charles (later King Charles I) whose youthful portrait adorns the title verso. A fine, crisp copy.