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.
- Additional Title(s):
Bible. English. 1717. Authorized.
- Oxford : Printed by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, for Great Britain; and to the University, MDCCXVII 
- Physical Description:
-  pages : illustrations ; 50 cm.
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio A 2017 8 Copy 2View by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.Rare Books and ManuscriptsFolio A 2017 8 Copy 1Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionView by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
- Copyright Status:
- Copyright Not Evaluated
- 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.
English short title catalogue, T89281
Herbert, A.S. Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible, 1525-1961, 942
Historical catalogue of the printed editions of Holy Scripture in the Library of the British and Foreign Bible Society, 735
- Subject Terms:
- Bible. Gospels -- Harmonies -- English -- Early works to 1800.Dogmersfield Library -- Bookplate.St. John, Paulet, Sir, 1704-1780 -- Bookplate.Yale University Press -- Ownership.
- Engravings -- 1716-1717.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 18th century.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Binding)
YCBA Collections Search
The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New , MDCCXVII 
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.