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1772 Oxford with
In 1762 Dr. F.S. Paris at the University of Cambridge published a special revision of the First Edition 1611 King James Version in a Pulpit format that 99% of the imprints were burned in a horrible fire only days before going to the binder. Perhaps fewer than 10 copies were “rescued from the ASHES.” The disastrous fire resulted in a fashion that salvaged what has become the rarest of all 1611 King James First Edition Pulpit Bibles. The Bible Museum owns for sale two of these “rarest” of all the 1611 First Editions at a price that exceeds $100,000.
Seven years after the fire Oxford University published the 1769 1st Edition of the 1611 King James with revisions from Dr. Paris 1762 that became the “Standard” text of all King James Bibles. Over 7 billion copies of this text have been printed in the last 250 years. On January 1, 2019 the Christian Evangelical Community will celebrate the 250th Anniversary of this revision.
Please Note: This is a low-resolution photo, which shows the format, but makes reading the text nearly impossible. In reality, the text of these Bibles is large enough and clear enough to read very easily.
Item # K1772R
Appraisal Value: $5,000
Sale Price: $1,995