Bernard Lamy (1640-1715) was a French Catholic priest, philosopher, theologian, and prolific author. A follower of Descartes and a strong advocate of Cartesianism, Lamy produced several significant works in mathematics. His collected works, *Ouvrages de mathematique *(*Mathematical Works*), appeared in 1734. The work is in three volumes: the first two consider mathematics; the third is an eclectic mix, including a biography of Lamy, correspondence, and writings on physics. The following images are from Volume I of Lamy’s *Mathematical Works.*

The frontispiece depicts an allegory of mathematics, a woman holding a barrel gauging stick, appropriate for a wine drinking country, and a drawing square. At her feet are scattered the paraphernalia of mathematics and she observes a cherub drawing geometric diagrams.

The “Table of Contents” for volume I outlines its scope.

The first two volumes are divided into six books, each focusing on specific areas of mathematics. On page 417, the mathematics of the conic sections is introduced.

*These images were obtained through the courtesy of ETH-Bibliothek Zürich. The book may be viewed in its entirety at e-rara: *http://dx.doi.org/10.3931/e-rara-8809

Index to Mathematical Treasures