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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.

 

According to Renouard, “this is one of the rarer editions of this work, and it’s curious why Dutch scholars did not publish any editions of this popular work”. (Renouard, 215). “A beautiful edition that is part of the Variorum Collection”. (Vendere I:69). Edition contains notes by Johannes Bernartius, Theodorus Sitzmanus, and Renatus Vallinus; and an added engraved title page.

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1671 1st ed Consolation of Philosophy Boethius Medieval Christianity Free Will

 

“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.

 

According to Renouard, “this is one of the rarer editions of this work, and it’s curious why Dutch scholars did not publish any editions of this popular work”. (Renouard, 215). “A beautiful edition that is part of the Variorum Collection”. (Vendere I:69). Edition contains notes by Johannes Bernartius, Theodorus Sitzmanus, and Renatus Vallinus; and an added engraved title page.

 

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Price: $599

 

BOETHIUS;

 

An. Manl. Sever. Boethii Consolationis philosophiæ libri V. Ejusd. opuscula sacra. Cum integris notis Johannis Bernartii, Theodori Sitzmani et Renati Vallini. Accedit Petri Bertii præfatio.

 

Lugduni Batavorum: Ex Officina Hackiana, MDCLXXI. [1671]. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [1], [22], 324, [7]
    • Signatures: [*]-[***]8, A-X8
  • References: Burnet I:148; Renouard, Catalogue de la Bibliotheque; Vendere, Catalogo di una Scelta Biblioteca
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Language: Latin
  • Size: ~7.5in X 4.5in (19.5cm x 12cm)

 

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539

Categories

Philosophy

Religion

Authors

BOETHIUS

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete