Lugundi (Lyons): Joannem Certe, 1696. Nova Editio. Hardcover. Full leather. 5 1/4" x 7 1/2". 587p. + lengthy unpaginated preface and index. Book in good condition. Tooled spine with six raised bands. Chipped and deteriorating crown and heel of spine. Crack in leather of spine. Back cover warped. Gorgeous marbled endpapers but lacking free endpapers. Library stamp on flyleaf. Some dampstaining. Red & black ink for title. Three maps, five illustrations, three charts - all folding. Corners bumped. Cracking within. Text clean and in good condition. Item #141366
Bernard Lamy (15 June 1640, in Le Mans, France–29 January 1715, in Rouen, France) was a French Oratorian, mathematician and theologian. In "Apparatus Biblicus", he 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. On account of his Cartesian views he was deposed from his chair at Angers in 1675 and driven from the city, but in 1686 was recalled to Paris as professor of theology in the seminary of St. Magliore. For publishing a book without proper permission he was transferred to the Oratory at Rouen in 1690.