London: Oxford University Press, 1955. First edition. Small octavo, original red cloth, original dust jacket. Early owner signature on free front endpaper, dust jacket with price struck through on front flap, toning to spine, wear to upper corners. An excellent copy. Item #317
"HUMAN LAW CANNOT REPEAL ANY PART OF DIVINE LAW OR NATURAL LAW" First edition of selected passages from the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, translated and edited by Thomas Gilby, O. P. This volume was part of a series of efforts by the English Dominican to bring Thomas's ideas to lay audiences. This volume was preceded by St. Thomas Aquinas, Philosophical Texts (1951) and followed by The Political Thought of Thomas Aquinas (1958). Gilby's Introduction, dated "T. G./Blackfriars, Cambridge/1954" precedes a Biographical and Bibliographical Note and the ten sections of text: I. Theology, II. The Living God, III. Creation, IV. The Fall, V. The New Creation, VI. The Theological Virtues, VII. The Cardinal Virtues, VIII. Holiness, IX. The Incarnation, X. The Church. Father Gilby went on to edit the massive and monumental Blackfriars edition of the Summa Theologiae. McLean, An Annotated Bibliography of Philosophy in Catholic Thought, page 285. Approbations. An excellent introduction to Thomism and the thought of St. Thomas.