ron minton wrote:
Someone sent a note to me concerning the problem below. I am trying
to find the explanation for the differences in the idenity of Dr.
Paris, revisor of the third (1762) edition of the KJV.
Darlow and Moule identify the reviser of 1762 as Dr. Thomas Paris of
A.S. Herbert. Historical Catalogue of Printed Editions of the English
Bible, 1968, identifies him as Dr. F. S. Paris of Sidney Sussex
Any help is appreciated,
Since Herbert can be considered a revision of the English section of
Darlow and Moule, it's likely that he has corrected D&M at this
point. This is confirmed by David Norton, A textual history of the
King James Bible
(Cambridge, 2005), who says, "F. S. Parris
[spelling in Norton], soon to be Master of Sidney Sussex, checked and
proofread the text of the new edition (1743; H1063). At this stage the
[Cambridge] Press gave his work no publicity. He continued work on
Cambridge Bibles, eventually being chiefly responsible for Bentham's
1762 folio (H1142), where his contribution was recognized." (Norton, p.
140. His footnote refers to McKitterick's history of CUP.)