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AMELOT DE LA HOUSSAIE, Abraham-Nicolas.

The history of the government of Venice.

Wherein the policies, councils, magistrates, and laws of that state are fully related; and the use of the balloting box exactly described.

Stock Code
77126
London, H.C. for John Starkey, 1677
£275

Amelot de La Houssaie (or Houssaye), 1634-1706, was secretary to an embassy from the French court to the Republic of Venice. His critical account of the administration led to his incarceration in the Bastille.

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Description

First edition in English. 8vo, [16], 325, [3](blank), [14](catalogue of books)pp. Contemporary marbled calf with blindstamped panel decoration, spine gilt in compartments, paper flaw with associated tear in E4, hinges cracked but holding firmly, spine and gilt rubbed, else very good.

Bibliography

Wing A2974.

Stock ID:77126

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