King James Bible (400th Anniversary edition)

ISBN : 9780199557608

Oxford University Press
1520 Pages
229 x 286 mm
Pub date
Oct 2010


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  • A luxury edition King James Bible to mark the 400th anniversary of the translation, with leather binding, gilt edging, ribbon marker, gift presentation plate and protective cloth slipcase
  • Uses the authoritative 1611 text free from changes that have crept into later editions and incorporates original preliminary materials, including the translators' preface to the reader
  • Re-incorporates early page ornaments and decorative letters into the roman typeface setting to create a new text setting that is both easily legible and beautiful to look at
  • The volume concludes with an essay by Renaissance Studies expert, Gordon Campbell, on the first edition of the King James Bible

This 400th anniversary edition of the King James Version of the Bible is a reprint of the 1611 text, in an easy-to-read roman font instead of the black-letter type of the original. The original capital letters, many of which are pictorial, have been restored to each chapter in order to replicate the visual appeal of the early editions. 
The 1611 text is followed page-for-page and line-for-line, and all misprints are reproduced rather than corrected. The large body of preliminary matter, which includes genealogies, maps, and lists of readings, is also included. The text of the 1611 edition differs from modern editions of the King James Version in thousands of details, and this edition is the most authentic version of the original text that has ever been published.
The volume concludes with an essay by Gordon Campbell on the first edition of the King James Bible.

About the author: 

Edited by Oxford University Press
Gordon Campbell, Professor of Renaissance Studies, Department of English, University of Leicester

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