Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Apparatus Biblicus, Sive Manuductio Ad Sacram Scripturam, Tum clarius, tum facilius intelligendam

Lugduni (Lyon): Jacobum Certe, 1723. Editio Novissima (New edition). Hardcover. Quarto. (20) 412 (62) table and indices, 11 plates (10 folding) bound in, 1 folding alphabet, 11 plates at rear. Full vellum with brown lettering on spine. Title page with publisher's device. Decorative head- and endpieces, historiated initials.

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 22 fine copper plate engravings, ten of them folding (in block), one folding plate with Greek and Hebrew alphabet, and eleven plates bound at rear. The eleven plates at rear depict animals and plants, the others include two maps, a plan of Jerusalem, a detailed temple plan, a priest with garments, a rabbi with tefillin, and 3 charts of coinage and measurements. Text in Latin. Binding with some wear, few small chips, slightly wavey, some staining and light scuffing at spine. Some parts of book with stains at top margins due to water exposure. Binding in overall good-, interior and plates in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #47525

About the author: Bernard Lamy (1640-1715) was a French Oratorian mathematician and theologian.

Price: $950.00

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