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Aquinas ( Thomas)


Published: Ex officina Christophori Plantini, Antverpiæ, 1569

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In tres partes ab avctore svo distribvta .
First Plantin edition: 5 parts in 3 volumes, I. (xx), 374, (ii), (xii), 376. II. (xvi), 51, (ccxx). III.(xvi), 356, 289, (i), pages, full contemporary sprinkled calf, titled and gilt decorated on the spines in panels, the leather is splitting at the joints but the bindings are firm, corners worn, pages edges dyed light red, stamp of ‘Le Duc de Caraman Bibliothèque’ on the title pages of volumes 2 & 3 next to Plantin’s Golden Compasses vignette, title page of volume III creased,
some pages lightly browned but overall the contents are crisp.

The Summa Theologiæ (written 1265–1274 and also known as the Summa Theologica or simply the Summa) is the best-known work of Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–1274). Although unfinished, the Summa is "one of the classics of the history of philosophy and one of the most influential works of Western literature." It is intended as an instructional guide for moderate theologians, and a compendium of all of the main theological teachings of the Catholic Church. It presents the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God; Creation, Man; Man's purpose; Christ; the Sacraments; and back to God. Wikipedia (

New Plantin editions were published in 1575 and 1585.

  • Binding Condition: Good
  • Overall Condition: Good
  • Size: 4to (260 x 195 mm)
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