Basic Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas
Edited and Annotated, with an Introduction by Anton C. Pegis
“The purpose of the present edition of St. Thomas’ Basic Writings has been to prepare a useful and reasonably clear English text for students. I have not intended to make a completely new translation, but to revise, correct and annotate the edition generally known as the English Dominican Translation of St. Thomas begun in 1911…
“It has not been difficult to choose the writings of St. Thomas included in this Random House edition. The First Part of the Summa Theologica surely comprises the most widely read group of treatises in St. Thomas. The selections in the second volume also suggest themselves inevitably to anyone who wishes to present St. Thomas’ conception of the life of man within the divine government and of the principles, internal and external, which man needs and can find in working out his destiny. The introduction, notes, bibliography and index aim at giving to the text its proper historical setting, and to the reader the means of studying St. Thomas within that setting.”
Basic Writings of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Anton C. Pegis, Random House, New York, 1945
Sixth printing. Hardback. Two volumes. Blue cloth binding. Cover shows some shelf wearPrevious two owners name inscribed on the first page of each volume, othererwise unmarked. Tight copies. Good condition.