Lovely works by Louis-Isaac Lemaistre de Sacy, a priest of Port-Royal who was a French theologian and humanist.
These works contain: Josué, les Juges, Ruth, Les Rois, Daniel, Les 12 petits Prophètes, Les Macabées.
He is best known for his translation of the Bible, the most widely used French Bible of the 18th century, also known as the Bible de Port-Royal.
De Sacy was imprisoned in the Bastille on 13 May 1666 and he remained there until 14 November 1668.
He took advantage of the time to complete the translation of the Old Testament into French from the Vulgate begun by his brother Antoine, and thus became the driving force behind a French-language translation of the Bible, called the Bible du Port-Royal or Bible de Sacy.
After his release, Louis-Isaac devoted much of his time to revising his translation, and writing the commentaries that he wished to accompany each of the books of the Bible.
From 1672 to 1684, the date of his death, de Sacy published 10 additional books of the Bible. From the manuscripts left by de Sacy, his friend Pierre Thomas (1634-1698) continued this work and undertook its publication from 1685 to 1693.
In 1696, La Sainte Bible contenant l'Ancien et le Nouveau Testament was published in 32 volumes.
Monsieur Le Maistre De Saci - La Sainte Bible, Contenant L'Ancien Et Le Nouveau Testament - 1707 - Volumes II and VI - 424 and 467 pages.
Bindings in good condition, works in their period brown full leather bindings, a lovely, wonderfully adorned and gilded fillet frame on the covers, covers and spines in good condition, gilded edges, adorned ribbed spines, gilded titling and volume numbers.
Inside in good condition, inconsequential foxing, culs-de-lampe, marbled endpapers.
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- Author/ Illustrator
- Monsieur Le Maistre De Saci
- Book Title
- La Sainte Bible, Contenant L'Ancien Et Le Nouveau Testament
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Guillaume Desprez
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- 14×9 cm