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Bod-Inc: T-117

Thomas Aquinas

De articulis fidei et ecclesiae sacramentis.


Analysis of Content

[a1r] Thomas Aquinas: De articulis fidei et ecclesiae sacramentis [addressed to Leonardus, Archbishop of Palermo]. Leonine XLII (1979), 245-57; 224 no. 1 on this edition; D. Mongillo, ‘L'opuscolo di Tommaso d'Aquino per l'arcivescovo di Palermo', O Theologos, 2 (1975), 111-25; C. Militello, ‘De articulis fidei et Ecclesiae sacramentis ad archiepiscopum Panormitanum', O Theologos, 2 (1975), 127-206; see Torrell 352-3.


Imprint: [Mainz: Printer of the ‘Catholicon', c.1469]. 4° in divided half-sheets.

Remarks: 34–line issue, printed at approximately the same date as the 36–line issue on paper manufactured later. On this, and on the printer, see the articles by Thomas, Powitz, Boghardt, Gerhardt, Stümpel, Needham, and Hellinga in ‘Zur Catholicon-Forschung', Wolfenbütteler Notizen zur Buchgeschichte, 13 (1988), 105-232 (full references in Bod-inc. B‑010; and L. Hellinga, ‘Analytical Bibliography and the Study of Early Printed Books with a Case-study of the Mainz Catholicon', Gb Jb (1989), 47-96). Sheppard dates [c.1460].


Collation: [a8 b4+1], as Oates.


ISTC: it00273000

Hain: HC 1425;

Goff: Goff T‑273;

BMC: BMC I 40;

Proctor: Pr 148;

Others: de Ricci, Mayence, 92; Michelitsch 100; Oates 49; Sheppard 92. Microfiche: Unit 1: Mainz to 1480, MA 62.

LCN: 14268725


Copy number: T-117(1)

Binding: Nineteenth-century paper boards. Remains of a leather index tab on [a1].

Size: 209 × 150 × 10 mm.

Size of leaf: 203 × 140 mm.

Early signatures partially visible. A marginal note, extracting key words, on [b4v] in the rubricator's hand in red ink.

Initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue, on [a1r] with reserved white decoration; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: ‘Schmitz' (nineteenth century); inscription in the upper right-hand corner of the front endleaf. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 292; purchased for £1. 17. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 5.40.

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