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1762 Bible, King James Version (2 vols)

      Joseph Bentham, Printer to the University, Cambridge 1762 - 1762 Bible, King James Version (2 vols). Standard KJV text. F.S. Scrivener: ".more diligence, exactness and moderation than his [Paris'] Oxford successor [Blaney]. Paris's edition had no real circulation chiefly by reason of a large portion of the impression being destroyed by fire in Dod's warehouse." Original gilt but worn bindings. Engraved frontis in Vol. 1. by C. Gringnion; Apocrypha. Some expected wear to bindings, occasional stains but internally VGC for age, 1st & last few leaves have some marginal wormholes in V2, few leaves in front with edges rounded. Gilt panels; circles, urns, tulips, and pyramids on front and rear covers. Some edge loss of covers; corners bumped; joints split. After Dr. Samuel Johnsons Dictionary, this Bible was 1st to standardize KJV spelling. Catalogue of John Rylands Exhibition for Tercentenary of the AV says, "A serious attempt was made to correct the text of the A.V., by amending spelling and punctuation, unifying and extending the use of italics and removing printing errors. Marginal annotations were received into the place they have occupied since, sundry new ones being added. Lloyd's dates and chronological notes were also adopted and increased, and marginal references were much enlarged". Herberts' #1142 [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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