The Prince & The Discourses by Niccolo Machiavelli (Modern Library)
Hardcover. Condition: Good. Random House.
Previous owner stamp and signature on front endpage. Thinning from old price sticker also on top corner of front endpage. spine is tanned and slightly faded. A few pages dogeared or with small tears that don't damage text.
Fifteenth-century Italian stateman Niccolo Machiavelli's famous treatise on the qualities and actions necessary for princes to gain and keep power, in which he holds up ancient Roman rulers as examples and shows why, for leaders of nations, "the ends justify the means."