Highlights from Rare Books — An Incunabular Edition of Summa angelica

Summa angelica, folio 1 The best known work of Angelo Carletti is Summa angelica de casibus conscientiae,  more commonly referred to as Summa angelica in his honor. The first edition of the Summa angelica appeared in 1476, and by 1520 had gone through 31 editions. The work was condemned by Protestant reformers, and Martin Luther publicly burned an earlier printing of the same edition that Tarlton holds.

This 1492 printing is one of  a growing collection of fifteenth-century printing at Tarlton Law Library.

Angelo Carletti. Summa angelica de casibus conscientiæ. Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 10 February 1492. 22 cm. Contemporary limp vellum with ties.

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