Five bookes, Of philosophicall comfort : full of Christian consolation written a 1000 yeeres since / by Anitius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boetius, a Christian consul of Rome ; newly translated out of Latine, together with marginall notes, explaining the obscurest places
|Title||Five bookes, Of philosophicall comfort : full of Christian consolation written a 1000 yeeres since / by Anitius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boetius, a Christian consul of Rome ; newly translated out of Latine, together with marginall notes, explaining the obscurest places |
|Detail Depicted||Printers and publishers - Marks and colophons (Title page) |
|Uniform Title||De consolatione philosophiae. English |
|Creator/Author||Anitius, Manlius, Torquatus, Seuerinus, Boetivs [Boethius, d. 524] |
|Publisher||for Mathevv Lovvnes [Lownes, Matthew, d. 1625, bookseller] |
|Place of Publication||London [England - London] |
|Date of Publication||1609 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Philosophy and religion -- Early works to 1800|
Happiness -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1601-1700 (17th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||, 144 leaves ; 17 cm. (8vo) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Printed by Iohn Windet [Windet, John, d. 1610, printer] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||This is a fragile binding that should be handled as little as possible. Front cover detached.|
Rebound in the later 18th - early 19th century in 3/4 leather and marbled paper, sewn on 2 cords.
Leather label with title on spine.
|General Notes||Signatures: A-T[superscript 8] [$4 (-A4, G4, O4, R3) signed]; 152 leaves, ff.  1-144 [misnumbering 4 as 3, 6 as 4, 8 as 6, 85 as 87, 87 as 85].|
The first leaf is blank except for marginal rules and large signature-mark "A".
This copy lacking leaf A1.
Text and title page within border.
Woodcut initials and head-pieces.
Translator's dedication signed: I.T., i.e. Michael Walpole.
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay |
|References||ESTC (RLIN) S102854 |
|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 E52 1609 |
|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||Translation of: De consolatione philosophiae.|
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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