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Sainte Bible en Latin en Francois. In seventeen volumes

By Dom Augustin Calmet

1767-1773 - Paris - Boudet, Desaint

10" by 8"

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A complete set of this French and Latin bible from the eighteenth century, illustrated with fold-out plates.

Second Edition.

Complete in seventeen volumes.

In French.

Featuring 34 fold-out maps and tables.

'La Sainte Bible en latin et en francois: avec des notes litterales, critiques et historiques, des prefaces et des dissertations, tirees du Commentaire de Dom Augustin Calmet, abbe de Senones, de M. l'abbe de Vence, & des auteurs les plus celebres; pour faciliter l'intelligence de l'Ecriture Sainte'. 'The Holy Bible in Latin and French: with notes, literal, critical and historical, of prefaces and essays, drawn from the commentry of Dom Augustin Calmet, abbe de Senones, M. l'abbe de Vence, and famous authors, to facilitate the understanding of Scripture'.

'Ouvrage enrichi de cartes gographiques et de figures. Seconde dition revue, corrige & augmente de diverses notes et dissertations nouvelles'. 'Work enriched with maps and figures. Second edition revised, corrected & expanded with various new notes and dissertations'.

Antoine Augustin Calmet (26 February 1672 25 October 1757), a French Benedictine monk, was born at Mnil-la-Horgne, in the Meuse department, located in the region of Lorraine. After his ordination on 17th March 1696 he was appointed to teach philosophy and theology at the Abbey of Moyenmoutier. Here he began to gather the material for his commentary of the Bible, which he completed at Munster in Alsace where he was sent in 1704 as sub-prior and professor of Biblical exegesis.
 
The first volume appeared in Paris in 1707 with the title Commentaire littral sur tous les livres de l'Ancien et du Nouveau Testaments (A literal Commentary on all the Books of the Old and New Testaments); the last of the twenty-three quarto volumes, owing to various delays, was published only in 1716. To satisfy the demand for the work a second edition in twenty-six volumes quarto was issued 1714-1720, and a third, enlarged, edition in nine volumes folio 1724-1726.

CONDITION

In full leather bindings. Externally, worn with some loss to the leather. Spine labels missing. Most joints cracked but generally holding firm. Three boards detached but present. Internally, generally firmly bound although some volumes are slightly strained in places. Front free endpapers of volumes 2 and 3 are detached but present. Generally clean with some scattered light foxing and some marginal tidemarks to several volumes. Evidence of past worming to the first few pages of volume 3 and the last few pages of volume 13. Copperplate ink signature to front pastedowns, dated 1819. Ink volume numbers to the front free endpapers. Overall: GOOD ONLY with a good interior.

 


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