Humanists after Petrarch furthered the challenge against the Aristotelian
philosophies of the scholastics by basing their own philosophies on the
work of Aristotle’s teacher, Plato. This fine manuscript, The
Five Keys of Platonic Wisdom, is autographed by the 15th-century
Platonist Marsilio Ficino, whose hand appears in the margins.
Purchased in 1885 for A.D. White.
Marsilio Ficino. The Five Keys of Platonic Wisdom.
Italy (Florence), last quarter of the 15th century.
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