1680 Rare French Book - Machiavelli's fable Belfagor arcidiavolo ('The Devil takes a Wife').
Author : Tanneguy Le Fèvre, Machiavelli.
Title : Les vies des Poëtes Grecs. (Bound with) Le Mariage de Belfegor by Machiavel. (Machiavelli's fable Belfagor arcidiavolo ('The Devil takes a Wife')).
Language : Text in French.
Publisher : À Paris, Chez Rene Guignard, 1680.
Size : 5 " X 3 ".
Pages : 248-48 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn) under a protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean. rare staining and foxing, one ink stamp on first endpaper, frontis and title page - as shown
Illustration: Including a nice full page frontis illustration.
Estimate : (USD 300 - USD 1000)
The book : Rare 17th century French edition of Machiavelli's fable Belfagor arcidiavolo ('The Devil takes a Wife'). It was originally written between 1518 and 1527 and published with Machiavelli's collected works in 1549. It is also known under the titles La favola di Belfagor Arcidiavolo and Il demonio che prese moglie.
The author : Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher, writer, playwright and poet of the Renaissance period. He has often been called the father of modern political philosophy and political science. For many years he served as a senior official in the Florentine Republic with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry. His personal correspondence is of high importance to historians and scholars. He worked as secretary to the Second Chancery of the Republic of Florence from 1498 to 1512, when the Medici were out of power. He wrote his best-known work The Prince (Il Principe) in 1513, having been exiled from city affairs.
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1680 Rare French Book - Machiavelli's fable Belfagor arcidiavolo ('The Devil takes a Wife'). Price List