Summa contra gentiles (ed. Johannes Franciscus Venetus).
Analysis of Content
[a1v] Johannes Franciscus Venetus: [Dedicatory letter addressed to] Marcus Barbus, titular Cardinal-priest of St Mark. Incipit: ‘[M]ultos hac tempestate uiros . . .’
[b1r] Thomas Aquinas: Summa contra gentiles. ‘Liber de ueritate Catholice fidei contra errores gentilium'. Edited by Johannes Franciscus Venetus, as stated in his letter to Barbus. See T‑160.
Imprint: Rome: Arnoldus Pannartz, 20 Sept. 1475. Folio.
Collation: [a6 b–k10 l8 m–x10 y8 z A10 B8 C–F10 G8 H12].
Leaves: 300 leaves, the last blank.
Hain: HC 1387;
Goff: Goff T‑191;
Proctor: Pr 3529;
Others: CIBN T‑163; Michelitsch 62; Sheppard 2814.
Copy number: T-161(1)
Binding: Eighteenth-century parchment over pasteboards. Imprint information in gold on a rectangular gold-tooled red leather label at the head of the spine; green-edged leaves; green pastedowns; azure silk bookmark.
Size: 339 × 235 × 75 mm.
Size of leaf: 330 × 228 mm.
Early signatures partially visible.
Principal initials are supplied in blue with reserved white decoration within a ground made of red pen-work decoration with an extension into the margin to form a border. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue. Running chapter numbers in red. On [H11r] below the colophon the date ‘.J.i.1475' in the rubricator's hand in red ink.
Provenance: Florence, Dominicans, S. Marcus; inscription on [a1r]: ‘Iste liber est conuentus sancti Marci de Florentia ordinis predicatorum emptus ex elemosinis ipsi convento traditis anno domini Mcccclxxvo’. Albergotti family (eighteenth century); ‘Albergotti' in pencil on the front endleaf. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 127; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £2; see sale catalogue (1839), lot 262, and Books Purchased (1840), 2.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 1.22.
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