Thomas Aquinas: Summa theologiae: II, 1.
Mainz: Peter Schoeffer, 8 Nov. 1471.
Fol. [1-210 312 4-710 810 (8/9+1) 9-1110 1212 13-1610 1712].  leaves, the last two blank. Stub showing between 8/1 and 8/2.
Woodcut printer’s device in red.
ISTC it00203000; GW M46467; Goff T203; BMC I 28 (IC. 165); Bod-inc T-168; CIBN T-172; BSB-Ink T-281.
|Shelf-mark:||Sp Coll Hunterian Bg.1.7 (see main library entry for this item)|
|Note:||Printer's pin-holes visible.|
|Provenance:||Johannes Chaserandi (fl. 1498), Carmelite: inscription on 17/7r (f. 172r) “J Chaserandj”, repeated on 17/10v (f. 175v).
Dijon, Burgundy, Carmelites: inscription with shelfmark on 1/1r “Ex Bibliotheca PP. Carmelitarum Diuionensium D12”.
Louis Jean Gaignat (1697-1768), Secretary to King Louis XV: Gaignat sale, 1769; lot 260 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 261 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.4.4”.
|Binding:||France, 18th-century blue goatskin decorated with triple gold fillets, a small gold fleuron at each corner; gold-tooled spine; marbled endpapers; gilt-edged leaves; pink silk bookmark; watermark on front and rear flyleaves “MGIS MOLEN”. Size: 401 x 285 mm.|
|Leaf size:||390 x 270 mm.|
|Annotations:||Occasional marginal annotations in a 15th/16th-century hand; manicules on 6/3v (f. 55v). On an early front flyleaf is a full-page transcription of a letter of Étienne de Bouret (bishop of Paris, 1320-1325) proclaiming the doctrines of Aquinas free from errors and revoking the condemnations of Aquinas by an earlier, 13th-century bishop of Paris and Chancellor of the Sorbonne, Étienne Tempier. The letter, dated apud “Ge[nt]iliacu[m] [i.e. Gentilly], An[n]o d[omi]nj M.o ccc xxiiij.o die Jovis ant[e] sacros cineres”, begins “Universis p[rese]ntes l[itte]ras inspecturis Stephan[us] p[er]missione divina Parisien[sis] e[pisco]pus, salut[em] ...” (full text published in H. Denifle & E. Chatelain, 'Chartularium Universitatis Parisiensis', vol. 2 (Parisiis: 1891), no. 838, pp. 280-82); following the letter are brief excerpts from the Thomists, Aegidius Romanus (i.e. Gilles de Rome, or Giles of Rome), archbishop of Bourges, and Godefridus de Fontanis (i.e. Godefroy de Fontaines), bishop of Cambrai.|
|Decoration:||On 1/1r a thirteen-line initial “Q” is supplied in red and blue with reserved white and is set within a square ground of red and grey pen-work decoration; principal initials throughout supplied in red and blue with reserved white; smaller initials and paragraph marks throughout supplied in alternate red and blue; running ‘quaestio’ numbers supplied in red and blue; both columns of text throughout enclosed within dull crimson rules.|