|Title||Boezio Severino Della consolazione della filosofia / tradotto di lingua Latina, in volgare Fiorentino da Benedetto Varchi |
|Detail Depicted||Printing - Page design (Title page)|
Printers and publishers - Marks and colophons (Title page)
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|Uniform Title||De consolatione philosophiae. Italian |
|Creator/Author||Boezio Severino [Boethius, d. 524] |
|Publisher||Nella stamperia di Filippo Giunti [Giunta, Filippo, 1533-1600] |
|Place of Publication||In Fiorenza [Italy -- Florence] |
|Date of Publication||MDLXXXIX.  |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Philosophy and religion -- Early works to 1800|
Happiness -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||, 102 leaves ; 16 cm. (8vo) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Nella stamperia di Filippo Giunti [Giunta, Filippo, 1533-1600] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Bound in contemporary vellum over stiffened paper, sewn on 4 cords.|
Headbands in two colors sewn on vellum thongs.
Spine stained to create a label. Abbreviated author and title tooled in gold on label using handle letters.
All edges trimmed and spattered in red and now-faded green.
|General Notes||Signatures: [dagger][superscript 4] A-M[superscript 8] N[superscript 4] [$4 signed; missigning F3 as F2, M3 as L3]; 104 leaves, ff.  [1-3] 4-102 [misnumbering 31 as 25, 33 as 23].|
Title vignette; woodcut decorated initials and tailpieces.
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay |
|References||Adams B2300 |
BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, p. 114
|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 I8 1589 |
|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. 2003 |
|Content||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.e
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