King James Bible: 400th Anniversary Edition

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OUP Oxford, Oct 28, 2010 - Bibles - 1520 pages
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Oxford is proud to announce a limited edition of the 1611 text of the King James Bible, with real leather binding, gilt edging, ribbon marker, gift presentation plate, and protective cloth slipcase.

This is the most authoritative edition of the King James Bible available. 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. It follows the 1611 text page-for-page and line-for-line, reproducing all misprints rather than correcting them. The volume also reprints the large body of preliminary matter, which includes genealogies, maps, and lists of readings, as well as the translator's preface to the reader. The text features an easy-to-read modern font instead of the black-letter type of the original, with the exception of the original decorative letters and early page ornaments, which have been reproduced. The volume concludes with an essay by Renaissance Studies expert, Gordon Campbell, on the first edition of the King James Bible.

The four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible will be a major event, with celebrations held all over the world. This beautiful Anniversary Edition will make an elegant keepsake with which to remember this event as well as a marvelous gift for anyone interested in the Bible.

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User Review  - Isaac Curtis Johnson -

I was looking for one of the 1611 KJV Bibles because of the 400th Anniversary and stumbled upon this one. I saw that the price was right and went ahead and took the plunge. When the Bible arrived I ... Read full review

Very nice quality in a small package

User Review  - Mark -

Very nice. Some pages have very small print which is hard to read, but the book looks like a scrunk version of the original 17" bible. I just wish it had a more obvious 400th anniversary marking on the cover. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies, Department of English at the University of Leicester

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