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Summa Contra Gentiles (1509), Cover.
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…

Summa Contra Gentiles (1552), Cover.
This second 16th century folio is one of our copies St. Thomas Aquinas’s Summa contra Gentiles. This example is printed in Latin, published in Paris in 1552. The Summa contra Gentiles is different from the Summa Theologiae, as this is more of an…

In libros De anima expositio (1501), Cover.
Although the Summa Theologiae is probably the most well known of St. Thomas Aquinas’s writing, it would be remiss not to feature our examples of his other works, which have each had their own influence on Western thought and Christianity. This first…

Super Epistolas Sancti Pauli (1498), Cover.
This second incunabula is from 1498, printed by Boneto Locatelli, and published by Ottoviano Scotto in Venice. It is a printing of Aquinas’s Super Epistolas Sancti Pauli, or his commentary on the Letters of St. Paul. This example is in Latin, 261…

Super Secundo libro Sententiarum Petri Lombardi (1481), Cover.
This first incunabula is a larger book, which is quite imposing at first glance. The first thing you notice is the solid wood cover covered in pig skin (which is contemporary) and has metal clasps; it is one of only two books in this exhibit that…

Quaestiones de Duodecimi Quodlibet (1478), Cover.
This manuscript is from 1478 and was created in Austria. It is a copy of St. Thomas Aquinas Quaestiones de duodecimi quodlibet, and it is 30 cm tall, 23 cm long, and 5 cm wide. Quaestiones is a series of questions and answers, that prominent Catholic…

Commentary on Book IV of the Sentences of Peter Lombard, First Half (1460), Cover.
This first manuscript codex was created around 1460 in the north of France. This item is 31 cm tall, 24 cm long, and 8 cm wide, with 350 leaves on a combination of parchment and paper. This codex is the first half of St. Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary…

Summa Theologiae (1639), Cover.
Volume 1 from a set of the Summa Theologiae in Latin from 1639. This set has 9 volumes, from v.1-5 and v.7-10. Each volume is 14 cm tall and 8.25 cm long. The width on each volume differs according to the length of the work. There is a bookplate…
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