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BIBLE in English. Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Oxford: John Baskett, 1717.

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BIBLE in English. Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues: And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Oxford: John Baskett, 1717.

2° (503 x 310,,). Printed in red and black, ruled in red throughout, engraved frontispiece by C. Dit-Bose after J. Thornhill, title-page with engraving by V. Guchit, the New Testament with title-page dated 1716. (Some marginal repairs and tears not affecting text, frontispiece with crease, some slight discolouration.) Contemporary black calf gilt toolled in panels, with later arms on upper cover, spine in 8 compartments, red morocco title-label, hand-marbled endpapers, g.e. (extremities a little rubbed). Provenance: J.M. Simpson (ownership inscription on title-page 'from his affectionate grandmother Mary Goodchild').

A fine copy of the 'Vinegar Bible' in a contemporary Oxford binding. The 'Vinegar Bible' is so-called from the misprint 'The parable of the vinegar' as the headline text above Luke chapter 20; it should read 'vineyard'. 'A magnificent edition', Herbert 942.
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