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THOMAS AQUINAS, Saint
Summa Theologiae: Pars secunda, Secunda pars
330 leaves (of 332, lacking v6-7), final leaf a blank. 51 lines, double column, Gothic type, capital spaces, numbers, & headings of Quaestiones supplied. Thick small folio, cont. Italian blindstamped brown goatskin over wooden boards (see below). Venice: [Leonardus Wild], 1479. Saint Thomas (1225?-74), was the first theologian of the medieval period to adapt Aristotelianism to Christianity. His works formed the foundation of theological studies from the 13th century onwards, and his Summa Theologica was, and still is, the basic theological textbook of the Church, dealing with the nature of God, human intellect, and free will. The Summa is an enormous work, and is divided into three sections: the first is about God, the second (itself in two parts referred to as Prima Secundae and Secunda Secundae) treating man and ethics, and the third (not completed by Saint Thomas) is concerned with Christology. The second part of part two, Secunda Secundae, deals with the virtues and vices. As a guide to morality and ethics, it had a wide circulation as an independent text. It was most frequently printed, from the first edition of Johann Mentelin [not after 1463]. Pars Prima was first printed in 1473, Prima Secundae in 1471, and Pars Tertia in 1474. No collective edition was published until the 1480s. There are throughout this copy of the Quaestio numbers written in the upper right-hand corner of the recto of leaves, with sometimes the actual heading. In certain sections this copy shows signs of careful and close reading, with marginal summaries (on p6 verso occupying the whole margin) a … [Click Below for Full Description]
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