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    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 71

    THOMAS AQUINAS (Saint, c. 1225-1274). Summa theologiae, pars III. Additions by ?Reginaldus de Piperno. [Venice:] Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 14 May 1478.

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    THOMAS AQUINAS (Saint, c. 1225-1274). Summa theologiae, pars III. Additions by ?Reginaldus de Piperno. [Venice:] Johannes de Colonia and Johannes Manthen, 14 May 1478.

    Collation: a10 b-d10 e8 f-i10 k-p8.10 q10 qq4 r8 s6 t-u8 x6 y8 z6 \\m8 \\j10 [1,2,3]6 2a12 b-p10 q8 r-s6 (a1 blank, a1r text, \\j10v blank, [1]/1 tabula, [1]/6r quire register, [1]6v-2a1 blank, 2a2r additiones, s1v colophon, s2r tabula, s6v blank). 302 leaves. 54 lines and headline, double column. Type: 10:160G, 11:76cG. 3- to 7-line initial spaces with guide-letter. Paragraph marks and underlinings in red.

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    ALBERTUS MAGNUS (attributed to). Mariale. [Strassburg: Martin Schott, not after 1486]. Collation: a10 b8 c-e6 f-i8.6 k-m8 (a1r title, a1v blank, a2r prologue, tabula, a4r text, m8 blank). 90 leaves. 52-53 lines, double column. 3- to 8-line initial spaces. A few initials supplied in red.

    2 works in one volume, chancery 2° (302 x 210mm). (One sheet lightly browned, very occasional light spotting.) BOUND AT THE BENEDICTINE MONASTERY AT WEINGARTEN [Kyriss shop 34], in contemporary blindstamped pigskin over unbevelled wooden boards, pastedowns from a 13th-century canon law manuscript on vellum, vellum MS. quire guards in first and last few quires, two fore-edge clasps (one clasp leather renewed); modern linen solander box. Provenance: a few contemporary marginal annotations in second work -- Donaueschingen Court Library (sale Sotheby's, 1 July 1994, lot 310).

    FIRST EDITION of the 'Additiones' to part III of the Summa theologiae. Compiled by Thomas's disciples from his commentary of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, the 'Additiones' are given by modern editors to Thomas's friend and associate, Reginald de Piperno; a copy of this edition at Brescia ascribes the 'Additiones' to Albertus de Brixia. The Mariale concerns the spiritual and corporeal virtues of the Virgin Mary. A FRESH, LARGE COPY with many deckle edges. I: HC *1469; BSB-Ink. T-297; Bod-inc. T-179; CIBN T-187; Goff T-221; NOT IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY. II: HC *463; GW 681; BMC I, 195 (IB. 1192); BSB-Ink. A-188; Goff A-274.


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