Incipit liber primus de v[er]itate catholice fidei, [con]tra errores infideliu[m].

Accession number: 
PML 75894.2
Thomas, Aquinas, Saint, 1225?-1274.
[Strasbourg] : [Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?)], [not after 1474]
[248] leaves ; 42 cm (fol.)
Credit Line: 
Gift of Hans P. Kraus, 1979.

Title and imprint from ISTC.
Title from incipit, leaf [1]/2r: Incipit liber primus de v[er]itate catholice fidei, [con]tra errores infideliu[m]. Editus a f[rat]re Thoma de Aquino/ ordinis fratrum p[re]dicato[rum].
Printed in the Printer of Henricus Ariminensis (Georg Reyser?) type 1:120G.
Printed in type (1:120G) ascribed to Georg Reyser by Ohly, assigned to Eggestein by Pellechet; see also Needham, Christie's, Doheny 19.
Collation: [1-4¹⁰ 5⁸ 6-8¹⁰ 9-10⁸ 11⁶; 12-15¹⁰ 16⁸ 17-18¹⁰ 19⁸ 20-25¹⁰ 26¹²]: 248 leaves, leaf [26]/12 blank.
Paper format: Royal folio.
PML copy leaf dimensions: 40.7 x 28.5 cm.

Contemporary German blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards (42 x 30 cm), sewn on 4 supports by the Schmerzensmann workshop (EBDB w002891, active 1462-1479, likely located in Passau). Manuscript waste pastedowns, from a paper manuscript index to Aquinas's Summa theologica (likely not this printed edition). 2 clasps. Manuscript title label.
Variant Title: 

Incipit liber primus de veritate catholice fidei, contra errores infidelium


Hand decoration: Contemporary rubrication (different hand than the Isidore), red initials, paragraph marks, and capital strokes; primary initials in red with green penwork decoration. Annotations: No marginal notations in text.

Oswald Eisentaler, of Schärding, Austria, rubrication inscription: "Anno 1476 Oswaldus Eysentaler" leaf [11]/6v) and donation inscription: "Venerabilis dominus Oswaldus Eysentaler Vicarius in Scherding dedit hunc librum monasterio Lambecensis" (Isidore, leaf [1]/1v), to: Lambach (Austria), Benedictines, inscription (front board); Harrison D. Horblit (1912-1988), purchased from Lathrop C. Harper, 1947; H.P. Kraus, Inc., cat. 154 (1979), no. 48; Pierpont Morgan Library, gift of Hans P. Kraus, Dec. 1979. NPM