Commentaire littéral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testament
by Calmet, Augustin
Paris: Chez Emery, Saugrain l'aîné, Pierre Martin, 1724. 1724-1726. Hardcover. Text of each volume remarkably clean and bright. Small lib. stamp on each title page ("BIBLIOT. SCHOL. ANT. OBS. COL. CLUN" with an image of the coat-of-arms of Cluny, France). Scuffing to all covers and varying degrees of bumping to nearly all corners. Spines darkened and brittle with leather missing from some gutter parts. White library numbers on all spines. Bindings and covers mostly tight; all text blocks tight/secure. Varying degrees (from none to middling) of staining to some pages, mostly at an edge/corner. A few small spots here and there, but none appear to be foxing. Volume I, Part I: Map torn in two places and wrinkled at gutter. Volume II has pp. xli - xliv bound out of place after p. xlviii and the map, but the text is complete. Map has one small edge tear and a wrinkle at the gutter. Volume III: nothing unusual. (Volume IV): Missing. Volume V: upper outer corner of back cover missing. Volume VI: nothing unusual. Volume VII: white lib. mark at head of spine, upside-down; map has small tear and wrinkle at gutter; leather peeling at hinge of back cover; leather missing from 4 gutters. Volume VIII: nothing unusual.. Published as 8 volumes in 9 parts (2 parts to Volume I); missing Volume IV. All volumes: Brown leather/folio boards. Six raised bands on spines with elaborate gilt decoration and titles. Marbled end papers. Page edges colored red. Small bw illus. on each title page and decorative headings throughout. Bw engraved illus. at top of each first page of each book of the Bible. Volume I, Part I: 654 pp. with folding bw engraved map of the Holy Lands; Volume I, Part II: 619 pp.; Volume II: xlviii + 984 pp. with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume III: xvi + 1120; (Volume IV missing); Volume V: 950 pp.; Volume VI: xxxiv + 1100 pp.; Volume VII: lxxvii + 1040 + lxv with folding map of The Promised Land; Volume VIII: 1071 + page of adversitement. Oversize and heavy (87 pounds) and will require extra postage. The entire Bible, with commentary, written with a few "books" in each volume, complete (no follow-through to next volume). Text in two columns, Latin on the left, French on the right, with the commentary in French below. All prefatory and ancillary text in French, but footnotes contain a good bit of Hebrew and Greek.
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