1744 Clypeus Theologiae Thomisticae
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Leather Binding, Very Scarce
Five volumes bound as three, complete. A very scarce work. In the original Latin. This work is an octavo, the signatures running as , b-c8, A-I6, K-Z8, Aa-Bb8, Cc4, *4, A-V8, *10 for Volume I, *4, A-Z8, Aa4, *4, A-Z8, Aa-Ee8, Ff10 for Volume II, and *4, A-Z8, Aa-Dd8, Ee10 for Volume III. Collated from WorldCat, complete. A theological work on the doctrines of the Catholic Church, with Thomism being the central theme of the work. The author had a passion for the integrity of Thomistic teaching. In this work, the author defends the Thomistic doctrine, against the laxities and movement of modern culture. He also defends the probabiliorism of his school of teaching. Thomism is a philosophical school that arose from the legacy of the work of Thomas Aquinas. The works of Aquinas is the central point of reference for the philosophy and theology of the Catholic Church. Thomistic philosophy believes that the truth is to be accepted, no matter where it is found, and views theology as a science. Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest. This was a very popular work, with nine editions being published from 1669 to 1681. This work was originally published from 1659 to 1669 in sixteen volumes. Written by Jean Baptiste Gonet. During his life theological discussion was rife within the church and public. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, 'Ex. Libris. Domni Richardi Phillips S.T.D.A.M'. Bookplate to the recto to the front endpapers, 'Ex Bibliotheca Seminarii S. Ioannis', with ink inscription to the bookplates.
In a half straight grain morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Minor rubbing to the spines. Small amount of paper loss to the front board of Volume I to the joints. Bumping to the extremities, resulting in a small amount of loss. A little rubbing to the boards. A little discolouration to the joints. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with scattered spots and marks. Small loss to the bottom edge of leaf A1 Volume I, and A2 of Volume II, not affecting text.
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