A 15th Century Rare Book entitled (translated) Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy Ethics; The Training for Students, (Actual Title on Text) Boetius De Consolatione Philosophica, De Disciplina Ccolarium dated 1489.
Boetius aka Boëthius, (c. 480524 AD), was a philosopher of the early 6th Century born in Rome to the ancient and prominent family of the Anicii. Boethius composed the Consolation of Philosophy, a philosophical treatise on fortune, death while he was jailed. This is one of his best known works which they believe wrote most likely while in exile under house arrest or in prison while awaiting his execution.
Hardbound, pages are not numbered but we count 202 pages with print. Title page is on the last printed page of book. First page is blank. Page 2 starts in with text as shown in photo 5. Book is in remarkable condition. Binding tight, no missing or loose pages. Very mild even tanning to pages throughout. Double column text. Text in Latin. Authors and contributors this book in addition to Boethius are believed to be: Thomas, Aquinas Saint; Conradus Intzverger; Boneto Locatelli; Ottaviano Scotto; Franciscus Thalamus; Adolphus Williamson Green
Book measures - 12" X 8 1/4" Total pages - 204 Other Notes - Some early writing inside the margins on first 10 pages or so (faded, quill used), minor age spots
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