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Beati Alberti Magni: Opera quae hactenus haberi potuerunt (Works of Albertus Magnus in 21 folio volumes)
Lugduni - Lyon: Claudii Prost, Petri Claudii Rigaud, 1651-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. 21 folio volumes. Massive set. Collected works of Saint ALbertus.
Bound in contemporary mottled calf. 7 raised spine bands. Gilt spine. Most volumes have good bindings. 2 volumes lacking most of spine leather. Vol. 1 front hinge cracked, but holding. Wear to extremities. Some corners bumped. All edges speckled red. Bookplate from the Newton Theological Institute. Engraved portrait, engraved titles in red and black. Generally very good internally with clean, white, unmarked pages. Title pages have a name clipped out. Marginal loss to tail of ,.first 100 pages in volume 2, as well as cover, from corrosion; also marginal loss to first 31 pages of volume 16; affects only printers text on title page. Volumes 3, 8, 14 15 have a limited marginal damp stain, with worming to Vol. 15. Volume 9 has a dampstain to the upper corner affecting the text throughout.

"Albertus Magnus (1193-1280) was the most learned scholar of his age, the 'Doctor Universalis' of the Middle Ages and the only one to whom the epithet 'The Great' was applied. Albertus was active in practically all departments of learning - theological, philosophical, scientific - and his influence in all these directions was immense. He combined elements of Aristotelianism, Neo-Platonism, Christian theology and Muslin and Jewish philosophy, which he formed into one great system; but his chief aim as a philosopher remained the reconciliation of Aristotelianism with Christian teaching. His system became one of the bases of scholasticism all over Europe. Thomas Aquinas attended his lectures. Since Albertus's system was essentially a compilation, his standing in philosophy and theology may be challenged by others: but he was the most important observer of nature that the Middle Ages had yet produced, the greatest naturalist since Pliny. He wrote in the form of paraphrases of Aristotle, into which he interpolated his personal observations of natural and scientific phenomena, and he had at least a conception of the importance of experimentalism." (Printing in the Mind of Man 17).
Albertus Magnus was an one of the most influential scientific minds of the Middle Ages. He made significant contributions to logic, psychology, metaphysics, chemistry [discoverer of arsenic], meteorology, mineralogy, and zoology. (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). Much of modern knowledge of Aristotle and the introduction of Aristotelian thought into Western Europe comes from Albert's work. Additionally, Albert comments on Arab thinkers, such as Avicenna (see De Anima, vol. 3 in this work) and Averroes. Collation: Vol. I: Vita Beati Alberti Magni, Logica: De praedeicabilibus, De decem Praedicamentis, De sex Principiis, De Interpretatione, De Sylogismo Simpliciter : Priorum Analyticorum, De Demonstratione: Posteriorum Analyticorum, Topicorum, De Sophostocis Elenchis, 953p.
Vol. II: Physicorum 384p., De coelo et Mundo 200p., De Generatione et Corruptione 72p., De Meteoris 209p., De Mineralibus 210-272p.
Vol. III: De Anima 188p., Metaphysicorum 448p.
Vol. IV: Ethicorum 364p., Politicorum 500p.
Vol. V: In Parua Naturalia 666p.
Vol. VI: De Animalibus, 684p.
Vol. VII: Commentarii in Psalmos Pars Prima 434p., Pars Secunda 444p
Vol. VIII: Commentarii in Threnos Leremiae 40p., In Barach 41-72p., In Danielis Prophetas, 80p.; Commentarii In Duodecim Prophetas Minores Enarratiu 272p.
Vol. IX: Commentarii in Euangelium Secundum Mattaeum Luculenta Expositio 444p., Commentarii in sacrosancta Euangelia Luculenta Expositio 194p.
Vol. X: Commentarii In Lucam Pars Prima 344p., Pars Secunda 369p.
Vol. XI: Commentarii In Euangelium Secundum Ioannem Expositio 340p., Apocalypsia B. Ioannis Apostoli Luculenta Expositio 156p.
Vol. XII: Sermones: De Tempora, De Sanctis, De Eucharistia, Orationes Super Euangelia De Nicalia Totius Anni 300p., De Muliere Forit Liber 104p.
Vol. XIII: Commentarii in Librum B. Dionysii Areopacitae De Caelesti Hierarchia 300p., Commentarii in Librum Sancti Dionysii Areopacitae de Eccelesiastica Hierarchia 148p.
Vol. XIV: Commentarii In Primum Librum Sententiarum 688p.
Vol. XV: Commentarii In Secundum Librum Sententiarum 390p., Commentarii In Tertium Librum Sententiarum 419p.
Vol. XVI: Commentarii in Quartum Librum Sententiarum 920p.
Vol. XVII: Prima Pars Summae Theologiae 490p.
Vol. XVIII: Secunda Pars Summae Thelogiae 596p.
Vol. XIX: Summa De Creaturis Prima Pars: De Quatuor Coae Quaeuis 235p., Secuna Pars: Quae est de Homine, 356p.
Vol. XX: Mariale, siue Quaestiones super euangelium, 156p.; De laudibus Beatae Mariae Virginis, 462p., Biblia Mariana, 40p.
Vol. XXI: Miscellena: Isagoge Ad Physicam Conentorum 54p, De Apprehensione, 100p, De Sacrificio Missae 92p., De Sacramento Eucharistia, 140p., Paradisus Animae, 33p., De Adhaerendo Deo, 11p., Libellus De Alchimia, 18p. This is an oversized or heavy book, that requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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