Tabula operum Thomae Aquinatis.

Petrus de Bergamo

Tabula operum Thomae Aquinatis.

Description: FIRST EDITION, without the initial blank, but with the blank [Y1] and the register leaf, first leaf renewed in lower and fore-margins, second leaf with a hole repaired (no loss), worming in the lower margins of the first 60 or so leaves, entering the text for half of them, loss of a few letters, a little dust-soiling and other minor stains, some leaves weak at the gutter, and most gatherings reinforced at the centre when rebound, one gathering starting, ff. [268 (of 269)], folio, 18th-century Italian vellum over boards, gilt lettered spine, sprinkled edges, spine soiled and with a little bit of worming, ink stamp, probably religious, with initials SD, in the guide space on the first page, the stamp repeated twice on fol. 10, scattered contemporary annotations, inscription at end dated 1567, front fly-leaf with title in MS (18th-C), and a small rectangular hole below, late 19th-century bookplate of Leo S. Olschki

Publication Details: [colophon:] Bologna: Balthasar Azoguidus, 11 Mar., 1473

Notes: First edition of the most complete Thomistic tabula of its era, and one of the earliest books printed in Bologna; also, an example of that interesting sub- species, an incunable by a living author: this being his Petrus' first book. This is the first edition: another in the same year - in fact dated just 3 days later - was printed in Cologne, and there were 5 more editions before 1500. Leo Samuel Oschki, founder of the great, still flourishing, Italian publishing house. Like many another (including Benjamin Henry Blackwell) Olschki began as an antiquarian bookseller (specialising in incunabula...more

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Subject: Theology

Published Date: 1473

Stock Number: 64547

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