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La Mandragore: Comedie en Cinq Actes de Machiavel Gentilhomme Florentin. (The Mandrake). by  Niccolo. Illustrated by Claude Durrens Machiavelli - Signed First Edition - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 101228)

La Mandragore: Comedie en Cinq Actes de Machiavel Gentilhomme Florentin. (The Mandrake).

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La Mandragore: Comedie en Cinq Actes de Machiavel Gentilhomme Florentin. (The Mandrake).

by Machiavelli, Niccolo. Illustrated by Claude Durrens

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Soixante-Dix_Sept Bibliophiles. Soixante-Dix-Sept signed limited edition of Machiavelli's classic comedy, The Mandrake. Folio, loose leaves as issued, illustrated with 12 original lithographs by Claude Durrens, additional suite of lithographs in rear. One of only 77 copies signed by the artist on the colophon. In very good condition. housed in the original one quarter morocco and chemise slip case. Although The Mandrake was first published in 1524 and first performed in the carnival season of 1526, Machiavelli likely wrote the five-act comedy in 1518 as a distraction from his bitterness at having been excluded from the diplomatic and political life of Florence following the 1512 reversion to Medici rule. Both contemporary and modern scholars read the play as an overt critique of the House of Medici; however, Machiavelli set the action in 1504 during the period of the Florentine Republic in order to express his frustrations without fear of censure from patrons already ill-disposed towards him and his writing.

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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
101228
Title
La Mandragore: Comedie en Cinq Actes de Machiavel Gentilhomme Florentin. (The Mandrake).
Author
Machiavelli, Niccolo. Illustrated by Claude Durrens
Book condition
second hand
Publisher
Soixante-Dix_Sept Bibliophiles
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La Mandragore: Comedie en Cinq Actes de Machiavel Gentilhomme Florentin Signed Limited Edition
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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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colophon
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morocco
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folio
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