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Boethius: An Essay, Hugh Fraser Stewart. First edition 1891. Friend of T. S. Eliot, Stewart examines Boethius' influence on Dante, Chaucer.

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Boethius: An Essay, Hugh Fraser Stewart. First edition 1891. Friend of T. S. Eliot, Stewart examines Boethius' influence on Dante, Chaucer.

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Boethius: An Essay
Hugh Fraser Stewart
This book was published in 1891 by William Blackwood and Sons. First edition.
Burgundy cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Black endpapers.
Boards are stained, white mark to spine.
Internal inscriptions dedicating book to University Philosophical Society in 1907. Other inscriptions below this and on the verso a gift inscription from 1975.
Some age related foxing and tanning to pages.
Boethius was a Roman senator and philosopher of the early 6th century who composed 'Consolation of Philosophy', a philosophical treatise on death and on fortune, one of the most influential works of the middle ages. His work was translated into Old English by King Alfred and into later English by Chaucer. The Boethian Wheel is a model for Boethius's belief that history is a wheel. Hugh Fraser Stewart was an English academic. In 1936 he and his wife Jessie took T.S. Eliot to Little Gidding. The legacy of the religious community there inspired part of Eliot's famous Four Quartets. Stewart begins his work with the question of Boethius' Christianity, detailing his life from birth to his duty as Roman senator, up to his trial and execution. There is also a summary of the five books of the Consolation of Philosophy and the philosophical elements of his work, along with his influence on Dante, Aquinas and Chaucer. This is a first edition from 1891. Pages are crisp and clean and tight.
Boethius: An Essay
Hugh Fraser Stewart
This book was published in 1891 by William Blackwood and Sons. First edition.
Burgundy cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Black endpapers.
Boards are stained, white mark to spine.
Internal inscriptions dedicating book to University Philosophical Society in 1907. Other inscriptions below this and on the verso a gift inscription from 1975.
Some age related foxing and tanning to pages.
Boethius was a Roman senator and philosopher of the early 6th century who composed 'Consolation of Philosophy', a philosophical treatise on death and on fortune, one of the most influential works of the middle ages. His work was translated into Old English by King Alfred and into later English by Chaucer. The Boethian Wheel is a model for Boethius's belief that history is a wheel. Hugh Fraser Stewart was an English academic. In 1936 he and his wife Jessie took T.S. Eliot to Little Gidding. The legacy of the religious community there inspired part of Eliot's famous Four Quartets. Stewart begins his work with the question of Boethius' Christianity, detailing his life from birth to his duty as Roman senator, up to his trial and execution. There is also a summary of the five books of the Consolation of Philosophy and the philosophical elements of his work, along with his influence on Dante, Aquinas and Chaucer. This is a first edition from 1891. Pages are crisp and clean and tight.

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