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    Ancinius Manilius Severinus Boethius. Inter Latinos Aristotelis Interpretes Et Aetate Primi Et Doctrina Praecipvi, Dialectica. In qua quidem emendanda tantam adhibuit Martianus Rota diligentiam... Venice: Alessandro Griffio & Giovanni Griffio, 1585. Krown & Spellman retail: $1250. Folio. +6, A-2G6. (6), 712p. Decorated initials and text cuts. 17th century stiff vellum, slightly stained, vellum lacking on bands of spine, small wormholes, cracked joints, title in ink on spine. Ink stains on edges. Library stamp removed from title page and last leaf. Worming throughout book, mostly to outer margins, minor text affect (few letters) to B4-C6 and last few pages. Some toning, scattered foxing, and dampstaining. Tear to B3 lower margin, no text affect. Rare edition of Boethius Latin translation of Aristotle's Dialectica. Index Aurelienus only shows one reference in the Paris BN. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    More Information: "Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius (ca475-525), consul in 510, was imprisoned and later executed on the charges of plotting against Gothic rule during the reign of Theodoric.  His Consolation of Philosophy, composed during his imprisonment, remains his best known work, an immensely popular work read and translated throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance. "The literary fecundity of Boethius is astonishing, especially in view of his family life and exacting public duties. He wrote on education, science, philosophy, and theology, but he was above all a logician, a translator and a commentator...The sack and ecacuation of Rome in 546 may with some assurance be taken as the dividing line in Italy between the ancient and medieval cultures. Standing thus at the very end of civilization, Boethius may rightly be called an eminent founder of the Middle Ages and a figure of supreme importance in the history of Western thought," Ency. of Philosophy.     Index Aurel 4:442. Paris BN (R:200). EDIT 16: 2:2725. Not in Adams. Not in Schweiger. ISTC I:265 (1580 ed.). EDITcnce: 6585.

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