Brooklyn: Confraternity of the Precious Blood, 1952. 16mo (5 1/3 inches tall), original soft green leatherette, green endpapers, green silk ribbon marker. About-fine. Item #429
THOMAS AQUINAS IN YOUR POCKET: "HERE FOR THE FIRST TIME IS PRESENTED THE MASTERPIECE OF ST. THOMAS--THE SUMMA THEOLOGICA--IN A POCKET EDITION" This was the first distillation of the Summa Theologica of St. Thomas, "the summit of his life's work and one of the finest hours of human genius." (Thomas Bokenkotter, A Concise History of the Catholic Church). This "miniature and simple Summa for everyman" was edited by the Dominican Thomist Walter Farrell and Martin J. Healy. Contents: Part I. God and His Creatures, Part II. Man: The Image of God, Part III. The God-Man. The Outline (a table of contents) has been placed at the back of the text in front of the Index. With a brief Foreword by (Rt. Rev. Msgr.) Joseph B. Frey, dated "Feast of the Assumption/1952." Walter Farrell was a founder and editor of The Thomist, the quarterly review, in 1939. Father Farrell died in 1951 after finishing Part I and the next two parts were completed by Father Healy, Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception in Huntington, New York. This miniature edition was bound in a soft green "leatherette" binding with green endpapers, green bordered title pages, and green initials. Approbations. A beautiful copy.