Lot 20 of 302:
Boethius' "The Consolation of Philosophy" 1671  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Consolationis Philosophiae Libri V. Eiusd. Opuscula Sacra.

Author:
Boethius, Anicus Manlius Severinus

Place:
Lugduni Batavorum

Publisher:
Ex Officina Hackiana

Date:
1671

Description:

[44], 324, [10 index] pp. Copper engraved title page and an additional copper engraved frontispiece of Boethius. 20x11 cm (7¾x4¾") full period vellum, title inked at head of spine. 

With the armorial bookplate of The Earl of Dalhousie. Boethius' "The Consolation of Philosophy" has been described as having had the single most important influence on the Christianity of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance and as the last great work of the Classical Period.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Soiling to vellum with rubbing to extremities; front free endpaper excised; very good.


 
Item number:
309291a
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