Wicked Bible up for Sale

Wicked Bible up for Sale

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Want a version of the bible that gives you the all clear to cheat on your spouse? A rare copy of the Wicked Bible does just that—and Bonham’s is giving you the chance to get your hands on it, reports The Guardian.

Printed in 1631, the Wicked Bible leaves out the important “not” in one of the commandments, thus informing readers everywhere “thou shalt commit adultery.” Also known as the Adulterous or Sinners’ Bible, only one thousand volumes were printed before the error was discovered a year later.

Only 10 copies are still believed to exist today, and one of those copies is up for auction at Bonham’s this coming November 11th. The asking price starts at a paltry £10,000.

“In a sense the jury is still out on why the misprint happened,” stated Simon Roberts, Bonhams specialist, in reference to the infamous error. “Originally it was thought that it was just a mistake which didn’t get noticed, which to me seems slightly unlikely—if you’re going to check ten things, then you’d think you would check that page.”

Raine Winters

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Raine lives in Cleveland, Ohio and works as a freelance writer and graphic artist. From an early age she has harbored a love of reading and writing, and is lucky enough to incorporate both into her daily work routine. Raine is a lover of all things fantasy and horror related, has a soft spot in her heart for middle grade and young adult fiction, and spends most of her free time running, wakesurfing, or wrangling in her husband and three cats while they perpetrate a massive amount of mischief around the house.

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