|Title||Manlio Seuerino Boetio senatore et gia consolo romano Della consolatione de la filosofia / tradotto da Cosimo Bartoli, gentil'huomo, fiorentino |
|Detail Depicted||Printing--Page design (Title page)|
Printers and publishers--Marks and colophons (Title page)
Owners--Signatures and stamps (Title page)
|Uniform Title||De consolatione philosophiae. Italian |
|Creator/Author||Manlio Severino Boetio [Boethius, d. 524] |
|Publisher||Appresso Lorenzo Torre[n]tino, Impressor Ducale [Torrentino, Lorenzo, d. 1563, printer] |
|Place of Publication||In Fiorenza [Italy - Florence] |
|Date of Publication||1551 |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Philosophy -- Early works to 1800|
Happiness -- Early works to 1800
|Genre Heading||Early printed books--1501-1600 (16th century)|
|Bibliographic Elements||79, 78-237,  p. ; 22 cm. (8to) |
|Printing Method||Letterpress on handmade laid paper |
|Printer||Appresso Lorenzo Torre[n]tino, Impressor Ducale [Torrentino, Lorenzo, d. 1563, printer] |
|Image Production Process||Woodcuts|
|Binding||Bound in contemporary stiffened vellum, sewn on 3 leather thongs.|
Linen headbands in 2 colors sewn on vellum cords.
Abbreviated author and title calligraphed on spine.
|General Notes||Signatures: A-P[superscript 8] [$4 signed; missigning F1 as G1, F3 as G3]; 120 leaves, pp. [1-2] 3-79 78-237  [=240] [misnumbering 32 as 22, 61 as 19, 152 as 157, 153 as 156, 156 as 154, 157 as 155].|
Woodcut printer's mark on title page.
Decorated and historiated initials.
Inked stamp of a previous owner on t.p. is of a shield and letters S, P, B, and C in the quadrants around a cross and a crown of thorns with the letter N below the cross.
|Previous Owners||John L. Lievsay |
|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 1551b |
|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||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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