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Thomas de Aquino
In omnes epistolas Pauli. Super epistolas Sancti Pauli. Com(m)entaria preclarissima. Cum tabula ordinatissima.
Venice: Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 1498. Venetian incunable in a contemporary bindingFolio (310 x 217 mm). (12), 260, (2) leaves (forming 548 pages). Contemporary decorated blind tooled black leather over wooden boards. Remains of four clasps. Spine with three raised bands. Printed in two columns (242 x 78 mm), 65 lines. Illustrated with a great number of historiated woodcut initials, mostly 4-lines, but quite a number 5-lines. Gothic type. Last printed leaf with large publisher's mark.Goff T-235; GW M 46154; Hain/Cop. 1341; IDL 4357; IBP 5259; Pellechet 943; Polain 3696. Not in BMC (only one copy at Oxford).This commentary on Saint Paul's Epistles has been written by Saint Thomas towards the end of his life. It is generally thought that the explanation of the Epistle to the Romans and the beginnings of the first Epistle to the Corinthians were written by Thomas himself, whereas most of the other parts are reportationes on Thomas's work by Reginald (Raynald) of Piperno, i.e. practically all of Saint Paul, up to and including the Epistle to the Hebrews has been "reported" by Reginald.On the other hand it is also supposed that, except for the Epistle to the Romans, all of the reportationes were revised by Thomas himself (correxit eam frater Thomas). Reginald reported on quite another number of Thomas's works. He was Thomas's confidant in all his various activities (socius continuus); he was also the one who heard Thomas's last confession and he preserved all the manuscripts in Thomas' own handwritten copies ("habuit omnia scripta sua"), and after Thomas's dea … [Click Below for Full Description]
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