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Published by The Folio Society, London, 1997. The book is in excellent condition, with the original bound in full Art Vellum blocked with a design by David Eccles. The slipcase has some minor shelfwear. With an introduction by Brian Keenan. 


The book is the V. E. Watts' 1969 translation of this medieval philosophical work about the one-time captive of 'terrorists' in Lebanon, one-time schoolteacher. He picked up Boethius' 'The Consolation of Philosophy' and discovered it was a work writtten in captivity prior to Boethius' execution. Boethius became known as the 'school teacher of the West' and Keenan wonders if Boethius might have something to say to a 20th Century school teacher who also knew captivity, though not execution.

The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius

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