Venice: Luce Antony de Giunta, 1517.
Illustrated with a fine woodcut headpiece showing St. Thomas teaching; many decorative initials and in-text diagrams throughout, and printer's device at end.  147 leaves with black letter Latin text printed in double columns. Folio, later vellum-backed boards. Venitijs, Impensis domini Luce Antonij de Giunta Florentini, 1517. A tear in the title page has been carefully mended, still a very good tight copy with some contemporary ink marginalia.
Scarce. OCLC lists only 5 copies, including those at Cambridge, NYU and University of Pennsylvania. An early edition of Saint Thomas Aquinas' [1225-1274] "great commentary on Aristotle's physics - the most important scholastic commentary on this seminal text of ancient science. Aquinas the philosopher is forever entwined with Aristotle, as the former came onto the scene just as the Aristotelian corpus arrived in Latin translation, and questions of the relation between faith and reason challenged the modus vivendi that had been in effect for centuries." USTC 859417
Condition: Very Good