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Title:
The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New
Uniform Title:
Bible. English. 1717. Authorized.
Publication Information:
Oxford : printed by John Baskett, printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty, for Great Britain; and to the University, 1717.
Physical Description:
2 volumes in 1 : illustrations, tables ; 53 cm
General Note:
Added t. p. engraved has imprint: Printed by Jno. Baskett at the Clarendon Printing House in Oxford.

Added t.p. (front.) engraved by C. Du-Bosc after J. Thornhill, marked in the plate. Title-page illus. by M. V. dr Gucht, marked in the plate. Initials and illus. at head of chapters by various engravers.

Title in red and black; illustrated t. p.; head and tail-pieces; initials.

Unpaged; signatures: [v. 1] [uns.]², (*), [*]², a-b², c, A-Z⁶, Aa-Zz⁶, Aaa-Zzz⁶, Aaaa-Pppp⁶, Qqqq³; [v. 2] [uns.] [A]-[X]⁶, [Y]⁴.

In double columns, with marginal references.

"Apocrypha" has caption title only.

The New Testament has separate t. p.: 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."
Language:
English
Local Note:
Ex libris: Sir Abraham Hume, Baronet.

In Cambridge style maroon morocco binding with elaborate gilt spine; gilt edges; marbled endpapers.

Inscribed on fly leaf: [in ink] On the 5th of Aprile 1733. Alexander Hume was/ marryed to Mary Frederick at St. Ann's Church Soho/ by Dr. Pelling// On the 5th of Nov. 1734 Mary their first/ child was borne between ten & eleven in the forenoon/ She was baptized on the 19th D. by Doctor Thom. Secker, her/ Godfather was Thom. Frederick Esq. uncle by her mother, her Godmothers were Lady Frederick her grandmother, & Hannah/ Black her aunt by her Father [in pencil] She died 1763.
Format :
Book