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.
Boethius, d. 524 [Creator] Walton, John, d. 1410 [Author]
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library Middle English poetry Philosophy and religion Poetry--Early works to 1800
Foundation of the Free School and Hospital,--Kirkleatham, Yorkshire--Ownership Turner, William,--Sir,--d. 1692--Ownership Walton, John,--d. 1410
English, Middle (1100-1500)
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John Walton, De Consolatione Philosophiae. James Marshall and Marie-Louise Osborn Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.
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Number of Pages: 226
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