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Lamy, Bernard (Bernardo)(15 June 1640, in Le Mans, France 29 January 1715, in Rouen, France)
Apparatus Biblicus, sive Manuductio ad Sacram Scripturam, Tum Claritus, tum facilius intelligendam
apud Laurentium Basilium, Venice, 1722. In Latin. 180 x 120 x 75 mm. Pages: [32], 1-783, [1]. Collation: +16, A8-3C8. Printed on very good quality thick paper. Minor foxing on first two leaves and a few others. 8 leaves (pages 641-656) are browned. Apparently that one sheet was printed on different paper. Large copperplate engraved vignette on title page. Full leather binding with leather label on spine with gilt letters. 11 exquisite folding copperplate engraving (A. Luciani, sculpt) in clear, crisp, pristine impressions: a map of the Holy Land, a map of Europe, Africa, and Asia, a plan of Jerusalem, a page of tabernacle images, fine temple rendition (original to the author), detailed temple plan, priest with garments, rabbi with phylacteries (tefillin), and 3 charts of coinage and measurements. Originally published in 1696, "Apparatus biblicus" is a development of the author's "Introduction à la Lecture de l'Ecriture Sainte" (1689). In this work Bernard Lamy, a renowned member of the French Order of the Oratorians, a mathematician and theologian, who was forced into exile for teaching Descartes? philosophy, disputes, contrary to the position of the Catholic church and the Council of Trent, the historical character of the book of Tobias and book of Judith. This study also examines such subjects as the history of the Hebrews and the Holy Land, the description of the Tabernacle and Temple, the history of the scriptures, and a great many tangential matters like the plants, animals, minerals, diseases, and customs mentioned in the Bible. Decorative headpieces, tailpieces and i … [Click Below for Full Description]
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