The Vinegar Bible / by Dave Hileman

This bible was given to Christ Church in New Bern by King George II in 1752. The bible was published in Oxford in 1717 by John Baskett, the King's printer. This folio edition of the King James Bible would be a presentation piece piece for use in churches and the homes of the aristocracy. It had one major issue, poor proofreading it was riddled with misspelled words and worse. The Parable of the Vineyard became the Parable of the Vinegar, hence the Vinegar Bible. It also gave rise to a phrase we use today, "basket case" referencing a total mess as in that old car is a basket case and unlikely to be repaired. 

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 A rather rare and valuable bible

A rather rare and valuable bible