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[Boethius , De consolatione philosophiae, cum Commento novo de Phillipo Iadrensi, O.P.] , fols. 13r-82v .

14th-15th c.; Italian; parchment; 35.0 X 24.0 cm; 84 fols.

The text of Boethius was copied in the fourteenth century in a gothic textual hand; the commentary by Phillip of Zara, O.P., written in the bottom margins in a hybrid script with humanist features, was added to the manuscript sometime after 1484. Phillip's commentary makes a metrical paraphrase of the prose parts of Boethius's Consolation. A marginal drawing on fol. 24r depicts the Wheel of Fortune (plate 3).

References: References: Corbett 219-24; S.A. Ives, "Phillipus Iadrensis, A Hitherto Unknown Poet of the Renaissance: A Contribution to Italian Literary History," Rare Books: Notes on the History of Old Books and Manuscripts 2 (1943): 3-16.

Catalogue No. 3
Call Number: Ms. 53      Catalog Record

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