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Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper by ANICIUS MANLIUS SEVERINUS BOETHIUS - from Les Enluminures  (SKU: TM 1004)

Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper

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Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper

by ANICIUS MANLIUS SEVERINUS BOETHIUS

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RENAISSANCE COPY OF BOETHIUS'S CONSOLATION OF PHILOSOPHY IN ITS ORIGINAL BINDING. In Latin, manuscript on paper, Italy (Venice?), c. 1475-1500. Dimensions 210 x 140 mm, 70 paper folios, complete, two watermarks, vertical catchwords, ruled in lead, prose in one column, verse sometimes in two, written in an experienced Italian humanist minuscule, blank spaces and cue letters left for initials. BINDING: CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN BINDING of bare (beech?) wood boards with beveled edges, remnant of leather formerly pasted across spine and partially covering boards, original brass clasps inset on front cover. TEXT: The most widely copied work of medieval secular literature, Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy is nevertheless relatively rare on the market. This volume, lacking the gloss found in many contemporary manuscripts which marks them as schoolbooks, was perhaps copied for the humanist scribe's own use. PROVENANCE: Based on its humanist minuscule and watermarks, this manuscript was produced by a single experienced hand in Northern Italy, probably Venice, in the last quarter of the fifteenth century; large detailed manicula (pointing hand) on f. 3 added by a contemporary hand; early modern reader added a border of jagged scribbles around the textblocks of ff. 8v and 24v; inexpert hand adds "Jacopi – che qui anno 1693 i Viterbo 1693" in runny ink on f. 29v, presumably a later unidentified owner, placing the manuscript in Viterbo; an undeciphered three-word note in nineteenth-century German kurrent script on pastedown (meaning is unclear), suggesting a period of German ownership. CONDITION: wear on opening edges, rodent damage on f. 46, minor water damage throughout but no loss or damage of text, flecking occasionally throughout, back pastedown missing, front board of binding chipped above top clasp and split at bottom below lower clasp, otherwise in good condition. Full description and images available. (TM 1004)

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Les Enluminures US (US)
Seller’s Inventory #
TM 1004
Title
Consolatio philosophiae (Consolation of Philosophy); Renaissance Latin manuscript on paper
Author
ANICIUS MANLIUS SEVERINUS BOETHIUS
Format/binding
Original binding
Book condition
second hand - Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Italy (Venice?), c. 1475-1500
Keywords
Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy, manuscript, Italy, Venice, fifteenth century,
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Italian Manuscripts;

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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