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Haec sunt opera Boethii quae in hoc volumine continentur ?De consolatione philosophiae (with commentary by Thomas Aquinas)De disciplina scholarium (with commentary by Thomas Aquinas)
Main author: Boethius / Thomas Aquinas Title: Haec sunt opera Boethii quae in hoc uolumine continentur ...De consolatione philosophiae (with commentary by Thomas Aquinas)De disciplina scholarium (with commentary by Thomas Aquinas)Published: Venice : Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1491 1491 Boethius Consolation of Philosophy Incunable Medieval Masterpiece! 2in1 with Thomas Aquinas Comments. Fully rubricated capital letters in red with a large rubricated and illuminated multicolor art at the beginning of both books., all pages are bright and tight. Authentic professional restoration with original materials and techniques. Hand made brass clasps, period and location. The rag is in fine condition and the book is safely readable. Text block reinforced and restiched, hemp cords replaced, beechwood hand carved covers in burgundy velvet with gilded title and date in Old Gothic font. Very Fine Period Binding restoration/conservation all materials and authentic binding techniques. Photo package available of every page, and binding inside and out. You be the judge on condition. the medieval masterpiece Consolatio Philosophiae by Boethius with commentary by Thomas Aquinas. This is the 1st collected edition of the writings of Boethius with two parts being printed over 1491-1492. This part contains De consolatione philosophiae and De disciplina scholarium. No copy of this part has been at auction in decades."Pricing History" The only recorded sale of "both parts" selling together in the past 3 decades was $68,500 Sotheby's in 1994Contents include:Title page, [pi1]r; Table of contents, [pi2]r-[pi4]v; Thomas of Aquinas Commentary on De consolatione philosophiae, A1r-L3r, including prologue, A1r-v; Boethius. De consolatione philosophiae, A2r-L3r; Thomas of Aquinas Commentary on De disciplina scholarium, L3v-P6r, including prologue, L3v-L4r; Boethius. De disciplina scholarium, L4r-P6r; Conradus [Intzverger ?]. Verse [i.e. Walther, Initia, 3183], P6r; colophon, P6r. For further content details, see Bod-inc B-382. Language: LatinPages: (96 of 96 leaves).includes the dated colophonPublisher: Venice : Johannes and Gregorius de Gregoriis, de Forlivio, 1491Size:(30cm x 22cm) Consolation of Philosophy (Latin: Consolatio Philosophiae) is a philosophical work by Boethius, written around the year 524. It has been described as the single most important and influential work in the West on Medieval and early Renaissance Christianity, and is also the last great Western work that can be called Classical.[1][2]Contents 1 Consolation of Philosophy 2 Influence 3 See also 4 Notes 5 Sources 6 External links Consolation of Philosophy A golden volume not unworthy of the leisure of Plato or Tully ? Edward Gibbon[3] Consolation of Philosophy was written during a one-year imprisonment Boethius served while awaiting trial ? and eventual horrific execution ? for the crime of treason under the Ostrogothic King Theodoric the Great. Boethius was at the very heights of power in Rome and was brought down by treachery. This experience inspired the text, which reflects on how evil can exist in a world governed by God (the problem of theodicy), and how happiness can be attainable amidst fickle fortune, while also considering the nature of happiness and God. It has been described as "by far the most interesting example of prison literature the world has ever seen."[4]
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