THE HISTORY OF COMINES. Englished by Thomas Danett anno 1596.…

THE HISTORY OF COMINES. Englished by Thomas Danett anno 1596. With an Introduction by Charles Whibley

London: David Nutt, 1897. Two volumes. pp [2], (xli), [1]. (328), [2]; [2], (xv), [1], (384), [2]. Recent rebinding in quarter vellum and marbled boards, top edges gilt. The Tudor Translations series. Text paper lightly toned; a fine, handsome pair. "Philippe de Commines (or de Commynes or 'Philippe de Comines'; Latin: Philippus Cominaeus; 1447 - 18 October 1511) was a writer and diplomat in the courts of Burgundy and France. He has been called 'the first truly modern writer' (Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve) and 'the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times' (Oxford Companion to English Literature). Neither a chronicler nor a historian in the usual sense of the word, his analyses of the contemporary political scene are what made him virtually unique in his own time." - Wikipedia. 2 kg parcel

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