Isaar Collins, an American printer and publisher, born in Delaware, Feb. 16, 1746, died at Burlington, N. J., March 21, 1817. His father emigrated to the United States from Bristol, England. Collins served an apprenticeship to the printing business, and at its completion went to Philadelphia, where he worked 18 months as a journeyman, and then went into partnership with Joseph Cruikshanks. In 1770 he removed to Burlington, having been chosen colonial printer to George III. Here he married and became the father of 14 children. In 1771 he commenced printing an almanac, and continued it for 20 years. He was also at this time the publisher of several other works. Removing to Trenton, N. J., in 1778, he projected what was in the publishing business of that time a great enterprise, namely, the publication of an octavo family Bible. In order to secure the utmost accuracy in typography, the whole was subjected to 11 proofreadings, the last of which was by his daughter Rebecca. So free from errors was this edition of the Scriptures, that it became at once the standard for all critical appeal, when the English translation alone was concerned.