18 volumes in 14 (volumes 1-3 bound together, volumes 3 and 4 bound together, volume 11 bound in 2, volumes 13 and 14 bound together, volumes 15 and 16 bound together), folio (350 x 234mm.), hand-coloured engraved general title-page to volume 1, large woodcut device on title-pages of individual volumes, engraved and woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials, contemporary fore-edge painting to each volume depicting the saint in a cartouche, abbreviated ink contents, coloured decoration including vases of flowers and scrolling foliage, near contemporary limp vellum, remains of ties, spines lettered in manuscript, lacking a few non-text leaves, some volumes with hinges cracking, some fore edge paintings slightly faded; sold as a binding, not subject to return
This edition of Thomas Aquinas' Opera omnia, which includes the commentaries of Cardinal Cajetan and the "Tabula Aurea" of Peter of Bergamo, is known as the "Piana" as it was published with the encouragement of Pope Pius V.
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