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Saint Antoninus Florentius.
[Two leaves]. [Summa Theologica]. [Strassburg: Johann Gruninger, 1490].
consecutive leaves, folio, each leaf 293 x 200 mm, Gothic letter, two columns,
wide margins, very tiny worm holes, very good condition.
The author’s principal work Summa
Theologica Moralis, partibus IV distincta was written shortly before his
death. It marked a new development in moral theology and contains important history of the fifteenth century.
Antoninus (Anthony of Florence, Antonio Pierozzi, also called De Forciglioni)
(1389-1459) was an archbishop of Florence where he was born. He entered the
Dominican order and worked with the governments of various houses of his order
at Cortona, Rome, Naples and Florence, which he laboured zealously to reform.
He was consecrated Archbishop of Florence in 1446 on the initiative of Pope