3 December 2007
Property of a Midwestern Collection
ANTONINUS FLORENTINUS (1389-1459, Saint). Summa theologicae. Part III, volume one only (of 4). Edited by Franciscus Moneliensis. Venice: Nicolaus Jenson, 1477.
Chancery 2o (278 x 198 mm). Collation: [\Kp\k12] b-z [Greek \Kt\k XXX \Kz\k A-F10 G H8 I6 K8. 349 leaves (of 352; lacking F5-6 and first blank). 47 lines and head-line, double column. Gothic types 7:150 (head-lines, first words of sections), 5:93 (signatures) and 6:84 (text). Initial spaces. Two initials illuminated in gold and colors, paragraph marks supplied in alternating red and blue. (Lower portion of [1/6] repaired, affeting a few lines of text.) Modern binding of a vellum antiphonal leaf. Provenance: early manuscript marginalia.
Written between 1440 and 1459, the Summa theologicae was the most extensive work on moral theology produced up to its time. BMC V, 177; BSB-Ink. A-595; Goff A-872; GW 2185; HC *1243; Pr 4126.
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