Summa Contra Gentiles, 1509.

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Summa Contra Gentiles (1509), Cover.
Summa Contra Gentiles (1509), Spine
Summa Contra Gentiles (1509), Title Page.
Table of Contents
Summa Contra Gentiles (1509), Example of Text
Metal Clasp

Dublin Core

Title

Summa Contra Gentiles, 1509.

Alternative Title

BX1749.T433 1509

Subject

Theology, Church Doctrine, Apologetics

Description

This folio is another copy of the Summa contra Gentiles and it was printed in Cologne in 1509; the text is Latin in Gothic type. A smaller example than the last copy, this one only has 130 leaves because there is no commentary included. This is one of the main reasons for including this copy, but not the only one. Other reasons include its physical characteristics, which consist of remnants of metal clasps on the cover, embossed cover with flowers, and bold Gothic text. The title page includes a very large initial in red and black, which is the only use of color in the text. There is also a delightful little woodcut initial that depicts St. Thomas Aquinas at a writing desk with a dove on his arm. This copy is in delicate condition, and it is 20 cm long, 28.5 cm tall, and 3 cm wide.

Creator

St. Thomas Aquinas

Publisher

Impressa Agrippine Cologne : Opera ac impensis ingenuorum liberorum Quentell

Date

September 1509

Format

20 cm long, 28.5 cm tall, and 3 cm wide

Medium

Paper

Language

Latin

Provenance

Johannes Heβ, Nuremberg (signed); Ferdinand Wirth, 1852 (signed).

Document Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Book

Citation

St. Thomas Aquinas , “Summa Contra Gentiles, 1509.,” Digital Exhibits, accessed September 27, 2021, https://cuexhibits.wrlc.org/items/show/8418.