1762 KING JAMES BIBLE PULPIT FOLIO- RARE PARIS STANDARD REVISION

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  • First Edition thus
  • Printed at Cambridge
  • Massive Pulpit Folio Edition
  • Complete 
  • Extra Blind Stamped Sheepskin Leather Binding
  • Marbled End Sheets
  • Good Condition +

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Description

1762 Folio First Edition thus of the King James Bible revised by Dr. F.S. Paris.

PRESENTING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION EXQUISITE GENUINE 260 YEAR OLD ULTRA RARE *KING JAMES BIBLE*

The Holy Bible, containing the OLD and NEW  TESTAMENTS;  Newly Translated out of the  ORIGINAL TONGUES, AND With the former TRANSLATIONS diligently compared and revised, By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. CAMBRIDGE, Printed by JOSEPH BENTHAM Printer to the UNIVERSITY; Sold by BENJAMIN DOD, Bookseller, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary. near St. Paul’s, LONDON. 1762. CUM PRIVILEGIO 

There have been many revisions of the King James Bible : 1616, 1629, 1638, 1762, 1769 and 1772. This Bible is extremely rare and of great importance. Having been prompted by the completion of Johnson’s first ever English dictionary in 1755, this new “standardized” revision is the foundation of what we know as the King James Version today. 

***FEATURING ***

A BEAUTIFUL NEW EXTRA FINE BLACK SHEEPSKIN LEATHER BINDING WITH OLD BRASS FURNITURE AND BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE MARBLED ENDPAPERS

MEASURES 16 ” x 10 1/4″ x 5 1/4 ” THICK OVERALL  A MASSIVE PULPIT FOLIO NORMALLY FOUND BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES MAKING THIS EXAMPLE EVEN MORE RARE !

HERBERT # 1142, D & M # 854*

“The ‘standard’ edition prepared by Dr. F.S. Paris, of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and H. Therold, fellow of Magdalene. In this Bible a serious attempt was made to correct the text of King James’ version by amending the spelling and punctuation, unifying and extending the use of italics, and removing printers’ errors. Marginal annotations, which had been growing in some Bibles since 1660, although excluded from others, were finally received into the place they have occupied ever since, sundry new ones being added. Lloyd’s dates and chronological notes were also adopted and increased, and the marginal references were much enlarged.”

Herbert, A.S., Historical Catalogue of Printed Bibles, English 1525-1961. 1968. The British and Foreign Bible Society: London. page 274.

Dr. F. S. Scrivener, also a brilliant scholar on the King James Bible says:

“Dr. Paris performed his task with more diligence, exactness and moderation than his Oxford successor [i.e. Dr. Benjamin Blayney of Hertford College, 1769 ed.]

Scrivener, The Authorized Edition…, 1884, pp. 28.

Darlow and Moule in their catalog includes an entry for the quarto version of this edition and adds this regarding the folio:

” A folio edition of this Bible was also printed in the same year, but copies are very scarce: It is said that only six survived a fire at Dod’s warehouse. The British Museum possess a copy.” (This copy at the British Museum contains a circa 19th century manuscript note in support of this statement)

T.H. Darlow M.A. and H.F. Moule M.A., Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 1903. The Bible House,146 Queen Victoria Street E.C.: London. Vol.1, pp 287.

COLLATION

Engraved frontispiece. Text ends on Xxx6b, followed by the index and tables, ending on Zzz4b. The insertion of the Apocrypha (A to M) interrupts the signatures as issued. Complete.

First Timothy 4:16 incorrectly renders “thy doctrine” is retained.

CONDITION

Printed on heavy weight cotton linen paper that is remarkably clean and crisp.  First four leaves have water staining most likely caused by Dod’s warehouse fire. Final leaf with some moderate soiling. All else good. Please see pics for more.

A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A TRUE MUSEUM PIECE

 

Additional information

Weight 320 oz
Dimensions 21 × 15 × 9 in

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