Venetiis (i.e. Venice): Apud Sessas, 1607. Hardcover. , 235, (blank), , 56 fl. Signed: *4, A-Z8, Aa-Ff8, Gg4, a-b4, A-G8. (E2 in first part mis-signed E4, Gg4 blank, B1 in second part mis-signed E). Octavo, contemporary vellum over boards, rebacked with new vellum, new endpapers. Quite a bit of old restoration work, including rebacking (original vellum spine laid down), edges of many leaves guarded, some wormholes repaired, all very neatly and professionally done with no losses to text. Good. Item #19838
Francisco Toledo (1532-1596) was born at Cordova, Spain and studied philosophy and theology at Valencia under Domingo Soto and by the age of 23 he was teaching philosophy at Salamanca. He became a Jesuit in 1558 and in 1593 was the first Jesuit to be made a cardinal (by Clement VIII). He was considered one of the most learned men of his time. A prolific author of popular philosophical, theological, and exegetical works, this "Commentaria," originally published in Rome in 1572, was published in 17 editions. Text includes Ludovico Carbone's commentaries, with separate title page (same imprint as main text) and pagination. The present edition is scarce (only 1 copy on OCLC).