Report from the Select Committee on the Queen's Printer's Patent; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Index

Report from the Select Committee on the Queen's Printer's Patent; Together with the Proceedings of the Committee, Minutes of Evidence, and Index

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...in the edition be lost, and his reputation as a Bible printer be ruined for all time coming. The present'system furnishes no security against incorrect Bibles. On this point it is important to distinguish betwixt incorrect versions, that is new versions, which may be considered incorrect, and incorrect editions of the authorised version. Against new translations, or versions, or modifications of the authorised version, which may be considered such, the patent makes no provision whatever. So far as the terms of the patent go, there is nothing to hinder the patentee publishing any version or translation he chooses. His entire issues may consist, for anything in the patent to the contrary, of other translations than the authorised one. The authorised version is never once mentioned or alluded to in the patent. Barker, the first patentee after King James's translation was made in 1611, went on printing the Geneva version alongside of the new one. Anderson, in his " Annals of the English Bible," shows that the Patentee, between 1611 and J618, published at least ten editions of the Geneva Bible, besides four of the New Testament separately. He did so in deference to public feeling and consequent public demand, which was not wholly won over at, first to the new version. And it is public feeling, I would submit, and not the terms of the patent, which furnishes our security for the present patentee issuing what is called the authorised version, rather than any other. In point of fact, too, he does not prevent other printers printing other than the authorised version. The Roman-catholic version, consisting of the Douay Bible and the Rhemish New Testament, he allows to be printed freely. So also the Socinian version of the New Testament, not to...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581776
  • 9781236581778