...Perutiles Quaestiones In IIII. Libros Sententiarum, & Quodlibetales, cum Collationibus: atque Resolutionibus fidelissime recogniae, expurgatae, Adnotionibus exornatae, ac pristino candori restitutae a R.P.F. Paulino Berti Lucense...His nune additur ab codem distinctio iamdiu desiderata, quae suspectum, et incertum textum Auctoris manu & asterisco indicat, ut omnis auferatur confusio, und cum Scoti ipsius vita. Antonii de Fantis insuper adjiciuntur Indices locupletissimi...
John Duns Scotus
Venetiis: [ex typographia Joannis Salis], 1617. Six volumes, approx. 2.5" 4.1". Title of first volume printed in red and black, woodcut devices on all titles. Contemporary limp vellum, handlettered on spine and on bottom edge of text block. Vellum slightly soiled, area of loss to spine on the sixth volume. Early ownership inscriptions 'ex libris Hieronymi Bonanati' on last pages, circular library stamps of Pontificio Seminario Romano on titles, that on first title erased in nineteenth-century ink; neat ownership inscription of Hamilton Robinson? (or Harrison?), Roma, 1846, on first title. Some minor spotting, an excellent set.
Duns Scotus chief work is the Opus Oxoniense or Anglicanum, his questions on the Sententiae of Peter Lombard. Duns Scotus (1265?-1308?), the so-called 'S b.il Doctor', is known to have entered the Franciscan order at Dumfries in 1278. His philosophy is often regarded as directly opposed to that of Thomas Aquinas. The work is so called because it is believed to have formed the basis for his lectures at Oxford, probably delivered 1300-4, and continued at Paris, 1304-7. In this edition, the Opus Oxoniense occupies the first four volumes, the fifth volume comprises the Quaestiones quodlibetales, and the last volume is the index volume, 'Tabula generalis rerum scibilium'. This edition appears very scarce, particularly complete with the sixth volume.