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Renaissance rarity to be sold

A rare first edition of a seminal Renaissance work is expected to fetch up to £30,000 at auction after being discovered hidden in a pile of books

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Rare first edition to be sold

A rare first edition of an political masterpiece could fetch around £30,000 when it is auctioned in Norfolk later today.

The 372-year-old copy of The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli was discovered beneath a pile of old books at a residential home in the county.

The 300-page-book is to be sold at Keys Fine Art Auctioneers in Aylsham, near Norwich. It is expected to fetch around £30,000

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