The Written And Printed Word


Printed by the Assigns of Alexander Kincaid, 1785
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     The complete title for this book is: THE HOLY BIBLE, Containing the OLD and NEW TESTAMENTS: 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.
     This edition was published at Edinburgh: Printed by the Assigns of Alexander Kincaid, His Majesty's Printer. Included in this edition are (THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE: Newly Translated, and diligently Compared with the original Text, and former Translations. More plain, smooth, and agreeable to the Text, than any heretofore. Allowed by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and appointed to be sung in Congregations and Families.)
     The Edinburgh Bible Society published, in 1824, a Memorial For The Bible Societies In Scotland Containing Remarks On The Complaint Of His Majesty's Printers... in which it was stated: The next patentee, Alexander Kincaid, never produced any thing that ranked above mediocrity, and some of his editions, particularly one in 1762, are described by those who have used them as being full of typographical blunders.