This just in, from John Deely of University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas:
As most, perhaps all, of you know, Jacques Maritain considered John of St Thomas — John Poinsot — to be, after only St Thomas himself, his prinicpal teacher in philosophy, and the last "commentator of genius" in the Latin line of Thomistic development. The best edition of the Cursus Philosophicus that John of St Thomas published between 1631 and 1635 was brought out in three volumes in the 1930s under the editorship of B. Reiser, an edition both long out of print and one published before the realization of the importance of publishing scholarly editions on acid-free paper.
Hildesheim Publishing (of Georg Olms) is planning for a Winter 2007/2008 re-issue of this important work provided that they receive enough subscriptions to go forward, a minimum of ten — nine, now that the University of St Thomas, Houston, library has entered a subscription.
The purpose of this e-mail is to ask each of you to have your university library enter a subscription of the work, so that the reprinting will be assured. Of course, private individuals can also enter a subscription. For either an institutional or an individual subscription to this reprint of the Cursus Philosophicus, simply e-mail
Bruno Vogel <email@example.com>
with full contact information, specifying that
"This is a subscription to the reprinting of Poinsot's Cursus Philosophicus."
While that short message would suffice, I also add the full information concerning this matter should your librarian require it in order to subscribe.
Johannes Poinsot, Cursus philosophicus Thomisticus. Nova editio a P. Beato Reiser O.S.B. (1929), Reimpressio revisa. 3 Bände. Reprint: Hildesheim. Mit einem Vorwort und einer Bibliographie von Martin Walter. LXIV/2348 Seiten, Leinen
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