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The commonvvealth and gouernment of Venice. VVritten by the Cardinall Gasper Contareno, and translated out of Italian into English, by Lewes Lewkenor Esquire. VVith sundry other collections, annexed by the translator for the more cleere and exact satisfaction of the reader. With a short chronicle in the end, of the liues and raignes of the Venetian dukes, from the very beginninges of their citie.

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    SR - 87.9/

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    [16], 201, [6], 206-230 p. ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: A translation of an Italian translation of: De magistribus et republica Venetorum. Pages between 201 and 206 numbered 208, 209, 202, 203, 212, 213. Signatures: [fleuron]4 A-2G4. Entered 6 December 1598. Dampstained; some contemporary MS. marginalia and text underlining UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 5642 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1944. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 205:04). Ownership and custodial history: Bookplate of Boies Penrose Esq., East India House, pasted over earlier bookplate; purchased 1983 UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Original binding, vellum UK-SuSCL