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BOETHIUS, Anicius Manlius Severinus
De consolatione philosophiae libri quinque Ioh Bernartius recensuit, & commentario illustravit
Antwerp, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Ioannem Moretum, 1607. 8vo. (16),+ 394,+ (5) pp. Some spotting and ink underlining in the beginning, stain in lower corner on pp. 287-310 and at the end. The last leaf with printer's device is pasted to the fly-leaf. Somewhat worn contemporary vellum, spine with title in ink, red edges. The title page with almost entirely erased owner's signature. From the library of Bengt Lassen. USTC 1003232. Schweiger p. 32. Dibdin p. 352 "An elegant and correct edition. The Commentary of Bernartius occupies the latter and greater portion of the volume". An important edition of Boethius thanks to the commentaries by Jean Bernaerts (1568-1601). It was published by Nicolas Oudaert after the death of Bernaerts. Boethius (480-524) "the last Roman author" and an important link between antiquity and the Middle Ages. He was imprisoned by Theoderic the Great and wrote most of his works in prison before he was killed. The "Consolatio philosophiae" is his most important work, an application of aristotelian logic to christianity.
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