|Creator:||Walton, John, d. 1410 Boethius, d. 524|
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The manuscript was copied by a scribe whose hand is also seen in several other vernacular manuscripts: Cambridge, Pembroke College, MS 207 (John Gower, Confessio amantis), London, British Library, MS Arundel 119 (Lydgate, Siege of Thebes), and Tokyo, Private Collection, MS 54 (South English Legendary, second hand).
Decoration includes two- to four-line pen-flourished initials.
Binding: contemporary tawed leather on cushion wooden boards, re-backed and re-covered, preserving original sides.
Imperfect: "The manuscript lacks the first quire, including the Preface and Prologue as well as stanzas 1-67."
English verse version of De consolatione philosophiae by John Walton.
John Walton's translation of Boethius' De consolatione philosophiae. Written on vellum in Anglicana formata script in England in the first quarter of the fifteenth century. The manuscript lacks the first quire, including the Preface and Prologue as well as stanzas 1-67.
1 vol. (104 l.) ; 26 cm. x 17 cm.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
|Curated Collection:||The Osborn Collection|
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