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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Bible in English [King James Version]
'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.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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185

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Bible in English [King James Version]
'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.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
Estimate
18,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Bible in English [King James Version]
'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.' OXFORD: PRINTED BY T. WRIGHT AND W. GILL, PRINTERS TO THE UNIVERSITY: AND SOLD BY R. BALDWIN, AND S. CROWDER, IN PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON; AND BY W. JACKSON, IN OXFORD, 1769
Folio (15 3/4 x 8 1/2 in.; 400 x 244 mm). Text in two columns, section-title for New Testament, titles within double-ruled border and with printer's devices, with index and tables; light browning and spotting throughout (heavier to some gatherings), a couple of marginal tears not touching text. Contemporary speckled calf gilt, marbled endpapers, red edges, manuscript note in a contemporary hand attesting to the correctness and rarity of this edition laid down on front pastedown; covers somewhat marked and scratched, rebacked, corners repaired.
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Provenance

St. Andrew Ward Esq. of Hooton Pagnell (bookplate) — Lord Wardington (bookplate; Sotheby's London, 12 July 2006, lot 123)

Literature

Herbert 1194; ESTC T95025

Catalogue Note

The very rare folio edition of the Oxford "standard" Bible: ESTC records only three locations: British Library, John Rylands Library, and Pembroke College, Oxford. Herbert attributes the rarity of this edition to a 1770 fire at the London warehouse used by Wright and Gill. 

Loosely inserted is a bifolium printed letter to the Delegates of the Clarendon Press from the editor, Benjamin Blayney, Hertford College, 18 November 1769. In the letter, Blayney explains his editorial method and describes how, "When the Quarto Sheets were printed off, the Forms were lengthened out in order to make the Folio Edition." This process gave him the opportunity to correct "some few trivial inaccuracies, which in spite of all his vigilance had escaped his notice in the Quarto Edition." For that reason, Blayney concludes, "the Folio Edition is rendered … somewhat the more perfect of the two, and therefore more fit to be recommended for a standard Copy."

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