1815 1ed Machiavelli ART of WAR American Rev Military Robert Fulton Torpedo The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him. ― Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli is one of the most important figures in 15th- and early 16th-century Renaissance philosophy. His works helped define what has become political science. His most famous work The Prince has infamously coined the term Machiavellianism regarding politics and dishonest politicians. It has often been considered the first work of modern philosophy, mostly because it conflicts so strongly with Catholic doctrines concerning politics and ethics at the time. The Art of War, Machiavellis 1521 treatise on military science, was the only theoretical or historical work to be published during his lifetime. This book of high military concepts discusses military discipline, civilian interactions, how to live without factions, how to define war, and how to conduct diplomacy during a time of war. This rare 1815 1st American edition of Machiavelli features an anonymous treatise on torpedo warfare written by and attributed to Robert Fulton. According to Sabin, because of the British naval interference with American commerce, Fulton was led to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810. This treatise is considered to be the first treaty of its kind describing exploding ships and water mines! Item number: #6541 Price: $750 MACHIAVELLI, Niccolo The art of war : in seven books : To which is added, Hints relative to warfare Albany : Printed by Henry C. Southwick, 1815. First American edition Details: Collation: Complete with all pages 349,  7 folding tables References: Shaw & Shoemaker 35164; Sabin 26199 Language: English Binding: Leather; tight and secure Size: ~8.5in X 5.5in (22cm x 14cm) Our Guarantee: Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide. Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation! 6541 Photos available upon request.