Rare edition with unique illustrations and elegant classic cream paper. The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. The descriptions within The Prince have the general theme of accepting that the aims of princes-such as glory and survival-can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends. "He who neglects what is done for what ought to be done, sooner effects his ruin than his preservation". Includes unique illustrations.