1581 Boethius Consolation of Philosophy Medieval Poliziano + Poemann Commentary

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“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

 

“A golden volume not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully.”

– Edward Gibbon

 

A rare edition of “The Consolation of Philosophy” by Boethius, a work that has been described as “the single most important and influential work on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity and is the last great Western work of the Classical Period.” (‘Consolation of Philosophy’, Oxford 2000, introduction). This work in an imaginary dialogue between Boethius and the personification of philosophy, arguing that there is a higher power. Boethius engages questions such as the nature of predestination and free will, why evil men often prosper, and good men fall into ruin, human nature, virtue, and justice.

 

This exceedingly rare 16th-century edition was translated and edited by Angelo Poliziano; however, this edition important for the inclusion of a critical commentary by Theodor Poelmann.

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1581 Boethius Consolation of Philosophy Medieval Poliziano + Poemann Commentary

 

“Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.”

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy

 

“A golden volume not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully.”

– Edward Gibbon

 

A rare edition of “The Consolation of Philosophy” by Boethius, a work that has been described as “the single most important and influential work on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity and is the last great Western work of the Classical Period.” (‘Consolation of Philosophy’, Oxford 2000, introduction). This work in an imaginary dialogue between Boethius and the personification of philosophy, arguing that there is a higher power. Boethius engages questions such as the nature of predestination and free will, why evil men often prosper, and good men fall into ruin, human nature, virtue, and justice.

 

This exceedingly rare 16th-century edition was translated and edited by Angelo Poliziano; however, this edition important for the inclusion of a critical commentary by Theodor Poelmann.

 

Item number: #11062

Price: $950

 

BOETHIUS

 

Anicii Manlii Torqvati Serverini Boethii De consolatione philosophiæ, lib. V: cum castigationibus Theodori Pulmanni: Epicteti Stoici enchiridion ex græco ab Angelo Politiano in latinum conuersum.

 

Lvgdvni : Apud Alexandrum Marsilium, 1581.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 118 leaves (final leaf misnumbered)
    • Signatures: A-P⁸
  • References: USTC 141775; Skeat, Complete Works of Chaucer, Boethius, Trollus, p. xlvii;
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
  • Size: ~4.75in X 3.25in (12cm x 8cm)

 

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11062

Categories

Philosophy

Religion

Authors

BOETHIUS

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete