A letter from Count&42; on the character of the Italians, translated from the French by John Farrington of Clapham

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt 21
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      1 vol. ([i], 228 pp.) Bound in three-quarters black morocco with marbled sides, over boards, apparently in the 19th century. Erroneous attribution of original to Machiavelli, in another hand, on title-page following the asterisks.

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Apparently a translation from a French version of an anonymous work by an Italian member of "one of the Academies of the Arcadi", in imitation of Muralt's Letters upon the French and English. The text concludes "Sir. Yours &c: The Count of&42;. At ... 20. September 1727". In prose.

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Possibly the same John Farrington recorded in the British Library catalogue as translator of Origin of the Grandeur of the Court of Rome (1754), by Aubert de Vertot d'Aubeuf.

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Bought from P. M. Hill, January 1968


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