Napoli: Dalla Tipografia Masi, 1817. Hardcover. Good. Item #4258
Napoli: Dalla Tipograpfia Masi, 1817. Octavo; [iv], 402p +1 errori at back. Engraved portrait frontis. Brown boards with leather spine and gilt lettering. Joints splitting with amateur rust-colored tape repair over spine ends and down front joint. Boards otherwise edgeworn with a few bumps and the starts of a few thwarted wormholes to front board near spine. More wormholing at bottom margins of initial pages, not involving text and disappearing by the Introduction. Pages lightly foxed but unmarked, and binding is sound despite what the repair might suggest.
Vico's major work, influential across the disciplines of history, philosophy, sociology, rhetoric, and others, and anticipated many concepts that would be expanded throughout the Enlightenment. The book was included in Martin Seymour-Smith's 1998 collection of the 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written.