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Summa contra gentiles

Summa contra gentiles

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Creator: Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274
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Date: s. XIV^^1 [ca. 1300-1350]
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Script: Written in neat gothic bookhand by a single scribe.
Red and blue split initial, 10-line, at beginning of text (p. 11) with fine penwork flourishes within body and length of inner margin, in red, blue, and purple. Similar initials, 6- to 3-line, without penwork extensions, on pp. 68, 130, 284. Small initials, 5- to 2-line, alternating red with purple penwork and blue with red, throughout. Headings in red; running titles in red and blue; paragraph marks alternate red and blue.
Binding: Fifteenth century. Sewn on five double, tawed thongs laced into flush oak boards through tunnels in the edge and pegged with rectangular pegs. The back board is cracked and mended. The spine is square and lined with tawed skin. Plain, wound endbands sewn on twisted, tawed skin cores laced into the boards. Added embroidery is sewn through the cover and shows on the spine and the edge, with whip-stitching around the entire endband. Covered in kermes pink tawed skin with corner tongues. Two strap-and-pin fastenings, the pins on the lower board. Five foliate bosses on each board. A pin, straps and two bosses wanting. Original front pastedown: incomplete alphabetical index, 14th century, of subjects from amor through uita (no entries for x). Original back pastedown, also contemporary with main text: fragment of a theological text on the biblical prophets, on recto; unfinished diagram of the books of the Bible, divided into categories in mandata diuisio, in exempla diuisio, in ammonitiones diuisio, in reuelationes diuisio (with material from Old Testament only), on verso.
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Manuscript on parchment of Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, ending abruptly.
Physical Description:
ff. 184 : parchment ; 331 x 237 (242 x 170) mm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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Dante's Volumes
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Object ID: 2057265
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