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De consolatione philosophiae

Author: Boethius; Henry Maxwell Farnham, Baron
Publisher: [England, between 1300 and 1350?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : LatinView all editions and formats
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14th-century English copy of Boethius' philosophical dialogue in five books between a narrator and Lady Philosophy which deals with ideas of fate, fortune, and the relationship between free will and divine omniscience, and which was one of the most important philosophical texts of the medieval period. The text alternates between Metrum (verse) and Prosa (prose), and this copy of the text begins with the fifth metrum  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts, Latin
Manuscripts, Medieval
Codices
Annotations
Dialogues
Poems
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Manuscript, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Archival Material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Boethius; Henry Maxwell Farnham, Baron
OCLC Number: 840699700
Language Note: Latin.
Notes: Ms. codex.
Title from closing rubric (f. 43v).
Collation: Parchment, iv (19th-century paper, uncut) + 43 + iv (19th-century paper, uncut); 1-2⁶ 3-5⁸ 6⁸( -1).
Layout: Prose sections written in 24 long lines, verse sections written in 2 columns, using the same horizontals; frame-ruled in faint ink.
Script: Written in English cursive script.
Decoration: 12 2-line painted initials (plus a single 1-line initial) and recurring rubrics Prosa and Metrum in blue in the early leaves of the manuscript (f. 1r-13v); occasional varying manicules (f. 2r with blue added, 4r, 10r, 19r).
Binding: 19th-century English half morocco, marbled boards and endleaves.
Origin: Written in England in the first half of the 14th century.
Description: 43 leaves : parchment ; 202 x 137 (135 x 92) mm. bound to 208 x 146 mm.
Contents: 1. f.1r-4v: [Book 2, Metrum 5 to end]. 2. f.4v-20v: [Book 3]. 3. f.20v-33v: [Book 4]. 4. f.34r-43v: [Book 5].

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14th-century English copy of Boethius' philosophical dialogue in five books between a narrator and Lady Philosophy which deals with ideas of fate, fortune, and the relationship between free will and divine omniscience, and which was one of the most important philosophical texts of the medieval period. The text alternates between Metrum (verse) and Prosa (prose), and this copy of the text begins with the fifth metrum of Book 2. The text of Books 2 and 3 is fairly heavily marked with interlinear glosses and occasional marginal notes and manicules, and has simple ornamental initials and rubrication; the remainder of the manuscript has only occasional interlinear glosses and spaces with guide letters for initials.

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