Boethius (d. 524)
De consolatione philosophiae with English translation by Geoffrey Chaucer
Most of the manuscripts listed in the 1424 catalogue are now lost, but a handful remain, providing a direct line back to the University Library’s earliest benefactors. This illuminated manuscript of Boethius was the gift of John Croucher of Gonville Hall (later Gonville and Caius College); he was later Dean of Chichester Cathedral.
MS Ii.3.21, ff. 107v–108r