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Boecio De Consolacion [.] enriquecido con advertencias sentenciosas, y tratados espirituales, a proposito de lo que enseña Boecio. Obra util y provechosa para toda suerte de personas: señaladamente para Principes y Cabeças de las Republicas, y para los que han de enseñar à otros. Diriga al Rey Don Philippe III nustra señor.
en la calle de Samano. Vendese en casa de Antonio Cuello. ., Impresso en Valladolid por Iuan de Bostillo 1604 - First edition. Folio, pp. [28] 362 [32]. Text in three columns (Latin, Spanish and notes). Some waterstaining and light foxing and browning, f.f.e.p. and title-page rumpled, bound in contemporary stiffened vellum, darkened at spine and with a c.4cm tear on back cover, remains of ties. Owner's name scored from title-page. The only printed translation in Castilian from the central period of the Golden Age of Spanish literature, of Boethius's 'Consolation of Philosophy' . The last was issued in 1518, and the next in 1663. The translation is dedicated to the King, Philip III. Appropriately for a book that was used for philosophical and moral instruction throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance (being translated for example by Charlemagne's teacher Asser, by Alfred by Great, by Geoffrey Chaucer, and by Elizabeth I), this rendition is designed as a 'mirror for princes', with Book V replaced by treatises on fortitude and ambition. Boethius was an important figure in the background of European literature in this period of Cervantes and Lope de Vega, and abroad at this time, Shakespeare was certainly drawing on Boethian themes. One of the dedicatory poems is by the Licenciado Andres Ferrer de Ayala, possibly the son of a judicial official in Quito, Ecuador. López de Reta (d. 1614) was a Cistercian monk. Menendez y Palayo I 311-320. Palau 31224. Cf. also D. Briesemeister, 'The 'Consolatio Philosophiae' of Boethius in Medieval Spain', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 53 (1990) 61-70, see 66, n.26. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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