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1772 King James Bible
, Item #K1772G

1772 Oxford with
1769 Oxford 'Standard' Facsimile

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.
In 1755 Dr. Samuel Johnson published the First English dictionary. A momentous project that established the English Language to make it possible for a standardization of the 1611 King James Version of the Bible.

In a curious way the publisher of the 1762 Cambridge text reprinted this “Standardized” text at the Oxford press in an Octavo format in 1772. This Octavo imprint is made possible by three events that began in 1755 with the Johnson Dictionary of the English language followed by the 1762 Dr. F.S. Paris revision of the 1611 KJV and seven years of further revision at Oxford that established the Oxford University Press as the preeminent Bible publisher of the 1611 King James Version. This 1772 Octavo contains the 1762 University of Cambridge text with over 40,000 revisions and corrections in punctuation and spelling made possible by the 1755 Johnson Dictionary.

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. 

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Just The Facts

Item # K1772G
King James
OT Title: 1772
NT Title: 1772

Size: 9 x 6 x 2.5"
Font: Roman

Additional Features:

Full Calf Binding
End Papers: Marble

Psalms in Metre
Translations & Paraphrases

Appraisal Value: $5,000

Sale Price: $1,995