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Creation Date

1770

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Puebla, Mexico : Reales y Pontificios Colegios de San Pedro y San Juan, 1770

An oration in Latin on the life of St. Thomas Aquinas, its author a noted theologian who was a popular preacher in Puebla in the last third of the 18th century. It was the era’s Spanish American custom to illuminate some title-pages by adhering gold foil to letters printed there in red ink, and on this title-page the red phrase “D. Thome Aquinatis” has been so gilt.

-David Carey, Jr., Ph.D.

Keywords

Mexico, Colonialism, The Catholic Church

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