1777 · Venetiis (Venice)
by Lamy, Bernardo (Bernard Lamy)
Venetiis (Venice): Laurentium Basilium, 1777. Editio Sexta Veneta (Sixth Venice edition). Hardcover. g+ to vg. Octavo. XXXII, 755, pp. Uncut. Modern 3/4 leather over brown cloth with gold lettering on spine. Printer's device on title page. In this work, Bernard Lamy, the renowned French Oratorian mathematician and theologian, calls in question the historical character of the book of Tobias and book of Judith, and maintains that even after the Council of Trent a difference of authority should be recognized between the proto-canonical and deutero-canonical books of the Bible. This study examines also such subjects as the history of the Hebrews and the Holy Land, a description of the Tabernacle and Temple, a history of the scriptures, and a great many tangential matters like the plants, animals, minerals, diseases, and customs mentioned in the Bible. This book is exquisitely illustrated with 12 folding engravings. Very minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Latin. Binding in overall very good, interior in good+ to very good condition.
(Inventory #: 30667)