'Vinegar Bible' holds sweet story for N.S. town
Last Updated: Sunday, June 8, 2008 | 11:49 PM ET
"A famous Bible with a typographical error has made its way back to Nova Scotia after almost 300 years.
The "Vinegar Bible," so called because it contains a typographical error, substituting vinegar for vineyard in the Gospel of Luke, was unveiled at St. John's Anglican Church in Lunenburg, N.S., on Sunday.
Printed in 1717 by John Baskett, this particular Bible — one of three with the typo — is older than Halifax.
It was first brought to Lunenburg in the mid 1700s by a missionary, and was later bought by Nova Scotia politician and businessman Michael Francklin (1733-1782). It made its way back to England with Francklin in 1772, and while Francklin had it, he wrote 18 pages of handwritten notes in the book."