Deidre Woollard writes about materials offered in Swann's October 20th Early Printed Books auction in her article "Rare Bibles Up For Auction" that appeared on Luxist:
In the world of rare bibles a typo is worth a lot. Bible errors have led some bibles to be known for their mistakes such as the so-called wicked bible which has a omitted a crucial "not" in one of the commandments, turning it into "thou shalt commit adultery." ...more
Famous Biblical errors: The "Vinegar Bible," Oxford, 1717-16, contains the word "vinegar" instead of "vineyard" in Luke 20, among other misprints (left) and the 1613-11 second edition of the King James Bible is known as the "She" Bible because of the reading "she" instead of "he" in Ruth 3:15 (right).
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