Bible in English, Complete with the Apocrypha
BIBLE IN ENGLISH. Holy Bible. Containing the Old Testament and the New: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed to be Read in Churches...Price 6s. unbound. Cambridge: Printed by Joseph Bentham , 1760.
Joseph Bentham's Bible. Eight octavo volumes (8 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches; 220 x 142 mm). Unpaginated. A8-Z8, Aa8-Oo2; +E4-+I2; Oo3-Zz8, Aaa8-Ddd2; +A8-+E3, [2, blank], +I3-+M8; Eee8-Uuu2 pp. This copy with the price of 6s. printed on title-page and with the Apocrypha. There is another state according to Herbert that is priced 4s. and is wanting the Apocrypha. It is possible that they sold the leaves with and without the Apocrypha, thus the difference in price. Because the sheets were sold unbound, it is possible that they were issued as parts. 31 leaves from the Apocrypha (+E4 through +I2) are misbound into Volume IV. In their correct spot are bound 2 blank leaves. Old Testament and New Testament have separate title-pages. With a chart page after the Old Testament and after the New Testament. Bible is complete.

Contemporary quarter vellum over marbled paper boards. Ink title to spine of each volume. Previous owner's bookplate and signature dated 1770 on front pastedown of each volume. Title-page of each volume with some old ink manuscript notes to top margin. Boards a bit rubbed and bumped. Some minor staining and wrinkling to bottom margin of signature Iii. Overall very good or better copy.

Just two years after Joseph Bentham published this present copy, his Bible of 1762 was marked the "standard edition," according to Darlow & Moule.

Herbert, 1131.

HBS # 67973 $2,250