Summa theologiae: Secunda pars, secunda secundae.
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[a2r] [List of contents.]
[b2r] Thomas Aquinas: Summa theologiae: Secunda pars, secunda secundae. ‘Secunda secunde' (from the colophon). ‘Quaestio prima de fide quantum ad eius obiectum. Rubrica'. See T‑171.
Imprint: Rome: Ulrich Han and Simon Nicolai Chardella, de Lucca, 1 Oct. 1474. Folio.
Remarks: According to CIBN the Paris BnF copy has two leaves inserted between gatherings [s] and [t]; the first and the last leaves of gathering [t] are differently set from the Bodleian copy. The Bodleian copy represents the earlier setting which omitted the greater part of ‘Quaestio' 86 and the beginning of ‘Quaestio' 87; these passages are included in the two additional leaves of the Parisian copy.
Collation: [a8 b–d10 e–k8.10 l–p8 q10 r s8 t–x10 y8 A10 B8 C6 E4 F10 G–P8 Q6].
Leaves: 330 leaves, 1 and 9 blank.
Hain: H 1461;
Proctor: Pr 3362;
Others: CIBN Supplement T‑176a; Sheppard 2677.
Copy number: T-174(1)
Wanting the lower half of the blank leaf [a1] and the blank leaf [b1].
Binding: Eighteenth-century Italian laced case cartonnage binding, with three leather slips, applied to a text block previously bound on beech boards. Flat spine. With a nineteenth-century paper quarter secondary cover with manuscript title and imprint information on a rectangular paper label at the head of the spine. ‘D. Thomae Questiones' along the fore-edge in brown ink.
Size: 430 × 300 × 80 mm.
Size of leaf: 425 × 284 mm.
Occasional marginal notes, mainly extracting key words and providing corrections to the text, in an early humanist hand in brown ink. On the front endleaf a bibliographical note in Italian refers to Giovan Battista Audiffredi, Catalogus historicus-criticus Romanarum editionum saeculi XV (Rome, 1783).
On [b2r] Italian (Roman) three-quarter white vine-stem borders on a blue, red, and green ground incorporating a nine-line initial ‘P' painted in gold; foliate extensions with some gold dotting in the outer margin. In a wreath in the lower margin, a coat of arms(?): the space within the wreath is divided horizontally into two semi-circles, the upper containing the initial L, the lower painted black; Sheppard is doubtful whether this is a coat of arms; moreover, the arms of de Lévis are or, three chevrons sable, for which see L‑115 (Auct. L 1.6,7); see Pächt and Alexander II 107, no. pr. 29. Other initials are supplied in red or blue with violet or red pen-work decoration.
Provenance: Cardinal Philippe de Lévis de Quélus? (†1475); see possible coat of arms above. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 302.
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