The Vinegar Bible 1717 - 1716 The Very Rare Edition "B" Price :Sold Buy Now/Offer
The Magnificent Edition "B"...As printer to King George II and to the University of Oxford between 1711 and his death in 1742, John Baskett was responsible for printing many fine books. However his name is remembered above all for his 1717 imprint of the Holy Bible. This particular edition, which contains many neo-classical engravings by James Thornhill and Michael van der Gucht, could have been one of the highlights of Baskett's career. Instead so many printing mistakes were made that people referred to his Bible as a "Baskett-ful of errors." One of the most famous misprints occured in the page heading in Luke 20:9, where "The Parable of the Vineyard" became "The Parable of the Vinegar", hence the nickname of 'Vinegar Bible.' This Bible I offer is the Rarest of two Edition, two distinct editions occurred, Edition 'A' & Edition 'B';- A is more common than "B' I offer this Edition "B' in 2 Vols. The Old Testament 1716 And The New Testament 1717. In this "B' Edition;- the General Title Page is by Stuart;- in 'A' its by Du-Bose. The Edition I offer is the very Rare 'B' Edition in two Volumes... It's Rebound in dark blue cloth, the Bibles are very large elephant Folios and very heavy. They are Illustrated throughout , in reasonably fair condition considering their age, not perfect but remember they were used on a daily basis. The last page is missing, first few and a few other pages throughout with minor tears, repaired with archival tape, otherwise a fair collectable, very rare Bible, not perfect, with many flaws but still collectable very rare Bible, sold as is described. I offer the Two Volume Set of Bibles for $9,500. if it was complete I would be looking for double the price. The two volume set is very large and heavy, so postage will be added as extra so please lets us know the country to post and insure to.
The New Testament with Moral Reflections upon every Verse;- 1719 by Father Quesnel (Father Pasquier Quesnel) Price : $1,250 Buy Now/Offer
The New Testament with Moral Reflections upon every Verse;- 1719 by Father Quesnel (Father Pasquier Quesnel)
Stunning leather bound Two Volume set of the 1st. English Translated Edition of The New Testament, with Moral Reflections Upon Every Verse, in Order to Make the Reading of it More Profitable, and the Mediations More Easy, translated from the French to the English by Richard Russell. Published by R. Bonwicke, in London, in 1719. Original dark brown oxford designed leather tooling, with the use of gold gilt in the lettering to both of the spines. This New Testament two volume set of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Volume 1 opens with “The Translator’s Preface”, plus 14 Pages of “List of Subscribers”, plus “A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Father Quesnel” A beautiful, stunning two volume set of this rare interpretation and controversial set of The New Testament. The other importance of this New Testament, is the List of Subscribers, a Who's Who's of the Nobility of England at the time, in the early 18th. Century. This New Testament by Father Quesnel was very controversial and still is to this very day. $1, 250
Father Pasquier Quesnel was born in Paris, July 14, 1634; and died in Amsterdam, December 2, 1719. "The New Testament in French with Moral Reflections on each verse and gave rise to lively polemics until at last, in 1708, his doctrines were condemned by Clement XI. According to Quesnel, man will be held guilty and condemned for those transgressions which he cannot possibly avoid. But, since the observing of commandments and therefore of the conditions necessary for salvation is not within the reach of all, it is evident that neither the intention of God to save nor the efficacy of the sufferings of the Saviour extend to all mankind. So "all those whom God wishes to save through Christ are infallibly saved" , and if "Christ Himself delivered Himself up to death", it was solely "to snatch the first-born, that is the elect, from the hand of the exterminating angel” According to Quesnel, the Church is invisible; for it comprises "as members only the saints" or "the elect and the just", and "a person is separated from it by not living according to the Gospel as much as by not believing in the Gospel". It is an abuse in the Church "to forbid Christians to read the Holy Scriptures and especially the Gospel" for this reading "is necessary to all, in every place and at all times". "It is the Church that has the power of excommunicating, to be used by the chief pastors with the consent, at least presumed, of the whole body" This, as the author states explicitly in his seventh "Memoire", supposes that the multitude of the faithful, without distinction of rank, is properly speaking the sole depository of all ecclesiastical power; but, as it cannot exercise this power by itself, the community entrusts it to the Bishops and the Pope, who are its agents and its mandatories; and, in this sense, the Pope is only "the ministerial head" of the Episcopal body. Moreover, "the fear of an unjust excommunication must never keep us from doing our duty", "to suffer in peace an undeserved excommunication and anathema rather than betray the truth is to imitate St. Paul". The directly personal character and object of these last declarations are apparent. The same may be said of the articles that protest against the abuse of multiplying oaths among Christians, or speak of the contempt, intolerance, and persecution to which truth is subjected, and which, crowning this sad arraignment with an assertion more offensive than the others, see in the abuses pretended to have been discovered "one of the most striking proofs of the senile decay of the Church".