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Bod-Inc: T-162

Thomas Aquinas

Summa contra gentiles.


Analysis of Content

[*1v] ‘Tabula capitulorum'.

[a1r] Thomas Aquinas: Summa contra gentiles. ‘De ueritate catholice fidei contra errores gentilium'. See T‑160.


Imprint: Venice: Franciscus Renner, de Heilbronn, and Nicolaus de Frankfordia, [1476]. Folio and 4°.

Remarks: As dated by Sheppard; CIBN and BSB‑Ink date [not after 1476].


Collation: [*6 a–z A–E10].


ISTC: it00192000

Hain: H *1386;

Goff: Goff T‑192;

BMC: BMC V 193;

Proctor: Pr 4159;

Others: BSB‑Ink T‑270; CIBN T‑164; Michelitsch 61; Oates 1658; Rhodes 1698; Sheppard 3340-1.

LCN: 14337530


Copy number: T-162(1)

Wanting the blank leaf [E10].

Binding: Eighteenth-century(?) mottled calf, the spine gold-tooled. ‘Thomas contra gentiles' in brown ink along the fore-edge.

Size: 242 × 170 × 60 mm.

Size of leaf: 235 × 164 mm.

A few marginal notes, mainly extracting key words, in an Italian humanist hand in brown ink.

Provenance: Giovanbattista Pestoni (sixteenth century?); inscription on [*1r]: ‘Di Giouan Batista Pestoni dal Borgo alla Collina di Casentino e suo amici'. Below, another early inscription, completely erased. Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); armorial book-plate and shelfmark no. 791; see Catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £0. 12. 0; see sale catalogue (1841), lot 148, and Books Purchased (1842), 4.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 1Q 7.11.

Copy number: T-162(2)

Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled (fillets only) calf; bound for the Bodleian Library. Yellow-edged leaves, early manuscript title across the upper edge, close to the spine, in black ink: ‘S. T. De | Veritate'. Another early title, in black ink on a rectangular parchment label now pasted inside the front cover: ‘Libri de veritate catholice fidei contra errores gentilium sancti Thome de Aquino'.

Size: 243 × 180 × 52 mm.

Size of leaf: 236 × 157 mm.

Another early manuscript title on [*1r]. Early signatures occasionally visible in the upper and lower right-hand corners of the rectos.

On [a1r] a large initial ‘U' is supplied in red with reserved white decoration. Other initials, paragraph marks, and chapter heading underlining are supplied in red; capital strokes in red.

Provenance: Augsburg, Bavaria, Benedictines, SS. Udalrichus et Afra; book-plate and early inscription on [*2r]: ‘Monast: SS. Vdalrici et Afrae Augustae'. Royal Library, Munich; Munich shelfmark, or possibly a duplicate number, ‘Inc. 688' in brown ink, on a slip inserted into the book and in pencil on [E10v]. Acquired between 1847 and c.1892, probably in 1850; not in Catalogus (1843) with Appendix.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 6Q 4.49.

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