Item #130778 The Holy Bible. Quatercentenary Edition. An Exact Reprint in Roman Type, Page for Page, Line for Line, and Letter for Letter of the King James Version, otherwise known as The Authorized Version, Published in the Year 1611. With an Anniversary Essay by Gordon Campbell

The Holy Bible. Quatercentenary Edition. An Exact Reprint in Roman Type, Page for Page, Line for Line, and Letter for Letter of the King James Version, otherwise known as The Authorized Version, Published in the Year 1611. With an Anniversary Essay by Gordon Campbell

Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2010 (first reprint)/ 2010 (first thus)/ 1611.

Quarto, [Unpaginated, but approximately 1500 pages, with several illustrations and family trees).

Gilt-decorated full morocco; all edges gilt; trifling mark to the front cover; a fine copy in the slightly rubbed gilt-titled slipcase.

Campbell's essay runs over ten pages and explains, in part; 'This book is the most authentic edition of the King James Version of the Bible (known in Britain as the Authorized Version) to have been published since the first edition of 1611. The principal difference between this edition and the original text is the typeface ... black letter type has been replaced with the roman type with which twenty-first century readers are familiar'. In the 'Errata' section, Campbell adds, 'None of the printers's errors in the 1611 edition of the King James Version has been corrected in this edition, so I list here the more important errors in the text of the Bible'. With the unused presentation label loosely inserted.

Item #130778

Price (AUD): $150.00

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