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    [Bible in English]. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments: 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. Oxford: Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, Printers to the University: Sold by R. Baldwin and S. Crowder, in Pater-noster Row, London; and W. Jackson, in Oxford, 1770.

    Large folio (17.125 x 11.5 inches). 481 (of 486) leaves, lacking 9T2, 10F1, 10F2, 10H1, and 10H2. The New Testament has separate title-page. Both title-pages printed in red and black. Text in double columns. With twenty engraved plates, cut and mounted, from other editions.

    Contemporary red roan (worn). Covers decoratively paneled in gilt, smooth spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt, board edges and turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Hinges strengthened with cloth tape. Title to The Holy Bible backed, with short tear in lower margin and small portion torn from upper corner, each just affecting the rule border. Title to The New Testament backed, with lower corner torn away, with loss of a few words in the imprint. Final two leaves (E1 and E2) strengthened at the outer margin. A few leaves with tears reinforced at the edge. Two ink notes affixed to front pastedown. Elaborate ink ownership inscription on front flyleaf, dated August 7th 1867. Pencil annotations on recto of inserted frontispiece. Ink annotations "Addresses of Persons of Rank" on leaf inserted at end.

    "The Oxford 'standard' edition, carefully revised by Dr. Benjamin Blayney of Hertford College, following the lines of Dr. Paris' Cambridge of 1762...Blayney quietly incorporated most of Paris' improvements, increased his marginalia, and repeated not a few of his errors...Copies of this folio are scarce, owing to the destruction of a large part of the impression by a fire in the warehouse in London" (Darlow and Moule 885, describing the 1769 folio edition).

    "No trace of this edition of the Bible can be found in Dr Cotton's list or in Lowndes-It is however the same as the Standard Edition of 1769 by Dr Blayney but has no marginal References. This copy has the omission of the words 'at all' in Revelation XVIII.22 which Dr Cotton and Lowndes quoting from [Horne?] say 'only occurs in the quarto edition'" (ink note affixed to front pastedown).

    ESTC T93102.


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