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Title:
The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New : newly translated out of the original tongues, and with former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command : appointed to be read in churches.
Alternate Title(s):
Vinegar Bible
Bible. English. 1717. Authorized.
Published/Created:
Oxford : Printed by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, for Great Britain; and to the University, MDCCXVII [1717]
Physical Description:
[1296] pages : illustrations ; 50 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2017 8 Copy 2
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2017 8 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN MMLm143 717 Copy 1: Bound (as issued?) in 2v.; [v. 1]: [1-622] p.; [v.2]: [623-1296] p. Described in British and foreign Bible society catalogue, v. 1, 1903, no. 735. The Yale copy is of variety A, except for double lines separating the columns of text, given as a characteristic of variety B.
BEIN MMLm143 717 Copy 2: Variant. Bound (as issued?) in 1 v. 52 cm. "Proper Lessons and "The Kalendar" (signature [*]2) bound to precede instead of follow "The Translatours To The Reader" (signature a-b2c1).
BEIN 2010 Folio 50: Imperfect: final 2 p. of v. 2 mutilated and repaired, with no loss of text. Bound as 2 v. Illegible inscription on t.p.: Lowe[?]. Extensive ms. annotations on front end papers of v. 2. Gift of the Yale University Press.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is variant A, described in the British and foreign Bible society catalogue (1903). With the armorial bookplate of Dogmersfield Library, presumably owned by Sir Paulet St. John (1704-1780). Bound in two volumes in contemporary gold tooled leather, with silver clasps (in tact) and corner furniture, the latter bearing a variation on the arms of Paulet St. John.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is variant A, described in the British and foreign Bible society catalogue (1903). Imperfect: comprises volume 2 (New Testament) only. Bound in contemporary leather.
Two variations are described in Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society (1903). In variant B, "columns [of text] are separated by a double rule. The engravings differ considerably from those in [variant] A; many represent allegorical subjects, and others merely ornamental pieces, and do not, as in A, generally illustrate Bible incidents."
Engravings by George Bickham, Louis Cheron, Michael Burghers, Claude Du Bosc, Louis Du Guernier, Michael van der Gucht, Gerard van der Gucht, and Elisha Kirkall; after Louis Cheron, Louis Laguerre, P. La Vergne, and James Thornhill.
Title in red and black; illustrated t.p.; head and tail-pieces; initials.
Text printed in two columns, with marginal references.
"Apocrypha" has caption title only; paged continuously with the Old Testament.
The New Testament has separate t.p. and paging: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: newly translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in chuches. University of Oxford, printed by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty. 1716.
Known as the "Vinegar Bible" from the running title of Luke XX, which reads "The parable of the vinegar", instead of the "vineyard."
Signatures: O.T.: pi² (*) [*]² a-b² c A-2Z⁶ 3A⁶-3Z2; Apocrypha: 3Z3-4P⁶ 4Q3; N.T.: pi [A]-[X]⁶ [Y]⁴.
ESTC T89281
Herbert, A.S. Engl. Bible 942
Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 735
Subject Terms:
Bible. N.T. Gospels -- Harmonies -- English -- Early works to 1800.
Dogmersfield Library -- Bookplate.
St. John, Paulet, Sir, 1704-1780 -- Bookplate.
Yale University Press -- Ownership.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1716-1717.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Contributors:
Baskett, John, 1666 or 1667-1742, printer.
Thornhill, James, Sir, 1675-1734, illustrator.
Cheron, Louis, 1655 or 1660-approximately 1725, illustrator.
Laguerre, Louis, 163-1721, illustrator.
La Vergne, P., illustrator.
Bickham, George, 1684?-1758?, engraver.
Cheron, Louis, 1655 or 1660-approximately 1725, illustrator.
Burghers, Michael, 1647 or 1648-1727, engraver.
Du Bosc, Claude, 1684-1745? engraver.
Du Guernier, Louis, 1677-1716, engraver.
Gucht, Michael van der, 1660-1725, engraver.
Kirkall, Elisha, 1682?-1742, engraver.
Van der Gucht, Gerard, 1696-1776, engraver.
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