Friday, August 3, 2012

MACHIAVELLI'S THE PRINCE, FIRST EDITION, EXPECTED TO FETCH $45,000


Painting:  Thomas Van Stein

A RARE first edition of a seminal Renaissance work is expected to fetch up to £30,000 at auction after being discovered hidden in a pile of books.
The copy of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli is going under the hammer after being unearthed by Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in East Anglia.
Dating to 1640, the 300-page book measures 14.5cm by 9cm and is in good condition. It was found among prayer books at a residential home in Norfolk.