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  • De consolatione philosophiae.


  • Boethius, -524.
  • Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400, translator.
  • Caxton, William, approximately 1422-1491 or 1492, printer.
  • Brooke, Thomas, Sir, 1830-1908, former owner.
  • Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • [Westminster] William Caxton [ca. 1478]


  • Incunabula--England--London--1478


  • -  Translated by Geoffrey Chaucer.
  • -  Library of Congress. Lessing J. Rosenwald collection, 557
  • -  Goff, F.R. Incunabula in American libraries, B-813
  • -  Copinger, W.A. Supplement to Hain's Repertorium bibliographicum, 3399
  • -  Gesamtkatalog der Wiegendrucke, 4576 (variations)
  • -  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
  • -  LC copy: many leaves repaired; leaf [80] in facsimile, leaf [81] supplied from another copy.
  • -  Gift of Lessing J. Rosenwald, 1943-1975. Other provenance information: bookplate of Thomas Brooke, FSA, Armitage Bridge; pencil note inside front cover states that this is the "St. Albans Grammar School copy". Also, see De Ricci's Census of Caxtons, 8;8.


  • [94] leaves (the first blank, wanting). 29.2 cm. (fol.)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Incun. X .B65

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 47043568

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  • pdf
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Chicago citation style:

Boethius, -524, William Caxton, Thomas Brooke, and Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. De Consolatione Philosophiae. translateds by Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400Lator [Westminster William Caxton, 1478] Pdf.

APA citation style:

Boethius, -., Caxton, W., Brooke, T. & Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection. (1478) De Consolatione Philosophiae. Chaucer, G., trans [Westminster William Caxton] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Boethius, -524, et al. De Consolatione Philosophiae. trans by Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400Lator [Westminster William Caxton, 1478] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.