BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
GENERAL COLLECTION OF RARE BOOKS AND
Beinecke MS 175 Italy, s. XIV^^2
Boethius, De consolatione philosophiae
ff. 1r-37v //Set tempus est medecine quam querele uero tum
intenta in me totis luminibus...non sunt uera bona si uideantur esse
appetuntur quasi sunt uera bona//
Bk. 1.2.1-3.10.38; L. Bieler, ed., CC lat. ser. 94 (1957)
Paper (sturdy; watermark: similar to Briquet Fruit 7397), ff. ii
(paper) + 37 + i (paper), 230 x 143 (158 x 108) mm. Written in ca. 28
long lines or lines of verse; frame-ruled in lead; prickings at corners
of written space.
Extensive repairs do not permit an accurate collation.
Written in crude batarde by one scribe.
Binding: s. xviii-xix. Narrow, green, straight-grained calf spine,
vellum corner tips and paste paper sides.
Written in Italy in the second half of the fourteenth century as
part of a larger book; early provenance unknown. Tag with number "85"
on f. i verso. Belonged to Henry Allen (acquired ca. 1800; bookplate);
Samuel Allen sale (London, 30 January 1920, no. 10) to Dobell (The
Ingatherer, no. 22, Feb. 1932, no. 2), from whom it was purchased by
David Wagstaff (bookplate). Gift of Mrs. David Wagstaff in 1944.
Bibliography: De Ricci, v. 2, p. 1906, no. 22; Faye and Bond, p. 36,
Barbara A. Shailor