Thomas Aquinas: Summa theologiae: II, 2.

Mainz:  Peter Schoeffer, 6 Mar. 1467.
Fol.   [1-510 612 7-1010 11-138 14-1910 206 21-2610 276].   [258] leaves.
ISTC it00209000;  Goff T209;  BMC I 24;  Bod-inc T-172.

Two copies held by University of Glasgow

Copy 1

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll BD9-a.4 (see main library entry for this item)
Note: Printer's pin-holes visible.
Variant: 26/10v (f. 252v):  colophon as BMC and Pellechet 1049 (main transcription) and not as Oates 30 or Pellechet 1049 (variant).  Without the printer's device following the colophon, as recorded in some copies.
Provenance: John Petheram (1807-1858), antiquary, publisher and bookseller in London:  sold book to William Euing.
William Euing (1788-1874), insurance broker, Glasgow:  purchased book from Petheram 6 Nov. 1849 according to Euing’s pencil acquisition note with price code on verso of front free endpaper “6. 11. 49 abx/ Peth”;  an early Euing inventory number “No 51” on front flyleaf;  Euing’s armorial bookplate on front pastedown.
University of Glasgow:  Euing bequest, 1874.
Binding: 18th/19th-century vellum;  brown leather title and date labels on spine;  marbled endpapers.   Size:  412 x 300 mm.
Leaf size: 400 x 293 mm.
Annotations: “Quaestiones” numbered in margin in a 15th/16th-century hand;  single pointing hand on 15/5r (f. 141r);  early manuscript signatures;  number “695” in ink in an early hand at top margin of 1/1r;  symbol # in ink at top outer corner of 1/1r.
Decoration: Initials and paragraph marks supplied in red throughout;  marginal pencil drawing of head and shoulders on 14/3r (f. 129r).
Imperfections: None.

Colophon of Thomas Aquinas: Summa theologiae: Pars secunda: secunda pars

 

Copy 2

Shelf-mark: Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.8 (see main library entry for this item)
Variant: 26/10v (f. 252v):  colophon as BMC and Pellechet 1049 (main transcription) and not as Oates 30 or Pellechet 1049 (variant).  Without the printer's device following the colophon, as recorded in some copies.
Note: Printer’s pin-holes visible. 
Provenance: Bellefaye (16th century): partially erased inscription on 27/6r (f. 258r) “Bellefaye A.M.”
Jouan (16th century): inscription on 27/6r (f. 258r) “Jouan [paraph]”.
Paris, Collège des Grands-Augustins: inscription on 2/1r (f. 11r) “Bibliothecae Augustinianae Generalis Collegii Parisiensis fol. 10”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 261 in Guillaume de Bure, 'Bibliographie instructive: supplément ... ou catalogue des livres de feu M. L.J. Gaignat', 2 vols (Paris: 1769).
William Hunter (1718-1783), physician and anatomist: purchased by Hunter (along with lots 260 and 262) at the Gaignat sale through his agent, Jean-Baptiste Dessain, for 483 livres 1 sou; see 'Dessain-Hunter correspondence' (University of Glasgow Library, MS Gen. 36, f. 24v).
University of Glasgow: Hunterian bequest, 1807; Hunterian Museum bookplate and book-label on front pastedown, with former shelfmark “Aa.4.3”.
Binding: France, 18th-century blue morocco decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner;  gold-tooled spine;  marbled endpapers;  gilt-edged leaves;  watermark on front and rear flyleaves “MGIS MOLEN”.   Size:  400 x 290 mm.
Leaf size: 384 x 271 mm. 
Annotations: Below the colophon on 26/10v (f. 252v) is a brief 16th-century note on the date of printing, and a 17th/18th-century note on three incunabula in the library of Cardinal Mazarin and in the library of the abbey of St. Germain des Près;  manuscript signatures added on first leaf of each gathering. 
Decoration: On 1/1r an eleven-line initial “P” is supplied in blue with reserved white and with an infill of geometric decoration in red pen-work;  principal initials throughout supplied in red, often with reserved white, and set on a square ground of lilac pen-work decoration which often extends into the margin;  smaller initials supplied throughout in red, generally with reserved white;  paragraph marks in red throughout;  incipit in red on 1/1r;  running ‘questio’ numbers supplied in red. 
Imperfections: 20/1 (f. 187) mutilated, with loss of text. 

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