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Bod-Inc: T-165

Thomas Aquinas

Summa theologiae: Prima pars.


Analysis of Content

[A1r] [List of quaestiones.]

[a2r] Thomas Aquinas: Summa theologiae: Prima pars. Leonine IV–V (1888-9), IV 5–V 576; see Torrell 142-59, 333-4.


Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1468?]. Folio.

Remarks: As dated by CIBN and BMC; Sheppard dates [c.1472]; CIBN‘s choice of dating has been preferred over Sheppard's following personal communication between A. Coates and U. Baurmeister in Oct. and Nov. 2002, relating to type similarities between this edition and Psalterium [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, c.1468?] (Bod-inc. P‑499), in particular the state of type 115 G. Pellechet assigns to [Mainz: Peter Schoeffer].


Collation: [A6 a–s10 t10+1 v–z10 aa bb8].


ISTC: it00196600

Hain: H 1439;

BMC: BMC I 191;

Proctor: Pr 879;

Others: CIBN T‑169; Pellechet 1036; Sheppard 672; Voulliéme, Köln, 1159.

LCN: 14337558


Copy number: T-165(1)

In gathering [t] the inserted leaf is placed between the third and fourth leaves (fols 189-90).

Binding: Contemporary German blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, with two metal clasps and catches; five bosses on each cover lost. Manuscript title in black ink at the head of the spine. On both covers double fillets form a double frame. Within the outer frame a square stamp containing two lions and a tree at each corner; also a circular large rosette stamp, a circular six-petalled flower, a pot with flowers, a small and a large lozenge-shaped fleur-de-lis, and rectangular ‘Ihesus' and ‘Maria' stamps. Diagonal double fillets divide the inner rectangle into lozenge-shaped and triangular compartments, each decorated with two square crowned lion rampant stamps, a small lozenge-shaped double-headed eagle, a large lozenge-shaped eagle, a lozenge-shaped mythical beast [a dragon?], and a circular lamb-and-flag stamp. Stamps include Weale-Taylor pl. xi nos 4-8. Yellow-edged leaves.

Size: 408 × 305 × 90 mm.

Size of leaf: 393 × 283 mm.

Early manuscript signatures partially visible.

On [a1r] a seven-line initial ‘Q' is supplied in interlocked red and blue within a square ground in red pen-work decoration with extension into the margin; in the area defined by the letter foliate pen-work decoration in red and reserved white on a green gound. Other initials and paragraph marks are supplied in red or blue, sometimes with red pen-work decoration. Capital strokes in red. On [a1r] a contemporary manuscript heading is supplied in red ink: ‘Incipit prima pars summe beati Thome de Aquino doctoris eximii'. Running ‘quaestio' numbers, dots marking word divisions, lines indicating ‘a capo', and touching up of poorly inked letters, all in red ink.

Provenance: Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Collis Mariae (Marienbrink), Augustinian Nuns; inscription on [A1r]: ‘Liber sororum ordinis Augustini in Coesfeldia'. Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); book-label; sale (1835), lot 243; purchased for £1. 1. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 2.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q inf. 1.16.

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