|Title||Boezio Seuerino Della consolazione della filosofia / tradotto di lingua latina in volgare fiorentino da Benedetto Varchi |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Decorative elements - Initials (Page 34) |
|Uniform Title||De consolatione philosophiae. Italian |
|Creator/Author||Boezio Severino [Boethius, d. 524]|
Benedetto Varchi [Varchi, Benedetto, 1503-1565 ]
|Publisher||[L. Torrentino] [Torrentino, Lorenzo, d. 1563] |
|Place of Publication||In Firenze [Italy - Florence] |
|Date of Publication||MDLI.  |
|Genre Heading||Philosophical works|
Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)
|Bibliographic Elements||177,  p. ; 22 cm. (4to) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||[L. Torrentino] [Torrentino, Lorenzo, d. 1563] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Bound in the early 17th century in stiffened vellum, sewn on 3 cords. |
Headbands sewn on vellum thongs in 2 colors.
Author and title tooled in gold on spine and stained to resemble a label.
|General Notes||A-X[superscript 4] Y[superscript 6] (Y6 missing, blank?) [$3 (+Y4) signed; missigning L3 as K3]; 89 leaves, pp. [1-2] 3-5  7-177 .|
UW copy misbound with gathering P leaves in order 1, 3, 2, 4.
Printer/publisher supplied from Index Aureliensis.
Woodcut printer's initials.
Includes errata on leaf Y5 verso.
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay|
Bookplate on front pastedown: Ex libris Marchionis Salsae
Bookplate on back pastedown has family crest with motto: Comme je fus
|References||Index Aureliensis, 121.115 |
|Digital Collection||Historical Book Arts Collection |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division. |
|Repository Collection||Special Collections |
|Call Number||SpecColl Rare Books B659.D472 I84 1551 |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned in RGB color using an Olympus C-2000 Zoom digital camera and saved in.jpg format and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2004 |
|Content||A translation of De consolatione philosophiae from Latin to Italian.|
Boethius was born about 480 A.D. in Rome. His father was an ex-consul; he himself was consul under Theodoric the Ostrogoth in 510, and his two sons were joint consuls in 522. His public career was splendid and honorable, but he fell under the displeasure of Theodoric, and was charged with conspiracy and was thrown into prison at Pavia, where he wrote the Consolation of Philosophy. He was brutally put to death in 524. His brief and busy life was marked by great literary achievement; his learning was vast and his industry untiring.
The object with this work was first to translate, and then to reconcile, Plato and Aristotle - to show they were in substantial accord. The Consolation‘s literary genre, with a regular alternation of prose and verse sections, is called Menippean Satire. It was unremarked in its own time, a best-seller three hundred years later, and in vogue for almost one thousand years. Sources: [http://www.ccel.org/b/boethius/trinity/intro.html], [http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/jod/]
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