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incunabulum of Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, printed in 1477 in Venice

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Aquinas, Thomas. Summa Theologica. Venice, 1477.

Author: Thomas Aquinas

Title: Summa Theologica


Date: 1477


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Image Type: photograph of original

Location: Queen's University, Kingston, ON

Rights Holder: Christian Vandendorpe

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Caption: This incunabulum from Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica, printed in 1477 in Venice, follows the manuscript tradition. The decorated initials and paragraph marks (pilcrows) are hand-drawn. The first lines are in larger letters. There is no pagination. The layout of the text in two columns and its organization in the form of questions and answers make it very readable. Source note: "Queen's University (my own photo)."