Authorized or King James Version
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The Authorized (AV) or King James Version (KJV) is the culmination of roughly a century of efforts by many people to give the English speaking people a Bible in their native language. The efforts began with William Tyndale who translated the New Testament from the original Greek (1526) and portions of the Old Testament from the original Hebrew (1530s). Thanks to people like John Rodgers, Myles Coverdale, and William Whittingham, several Bibles were produced in the 16th century. By the end of Queen Elizabeth’s reign (1558-1603) there were two major Bibles available. One, the Bishops’ Bible was favored by the established Church of England, and the other was the Geneva Bible favored by the Puritans. When James came to the throne in 1603 he sponsored a conference at Hampton Court to hear some of the Puritan’s complaints against the Church of England. The one result of the conference was a decision to revise the Bible and create a new translation. The new translation was created by a group of forty-seven scholars who worked to revise the Bishops’ Bible and create a new version – the Bible we now call the Authorised or King James Bible. This Bible was first published in 1611 and undergone several minor revision over the years mainly to standardize the spelling, punctuation, and use of italics (which indicate words not in the Greek but required by English usage). No records have survived indicating that this version was ever officially authorized by the Church of England or King James himself. This Bible remains in general use today and is widely praised for the beauty of its language.

For sample verses from the King James Version, click here.

Table of Contents

1611 First Edition

Original Edition

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Title: The | Holy | Bible, | Conteyning the Old Testament, | and the New: | Newly Translated out of the Originall | tongues: & with the former Translations | diligently compared and reuised, by his | Maiesties speciall Cōmandement. | Appointed to be read in Churches. | Imprinted at London by Robert | Barker, Printer to the Kings | most Excellent Maiestie. | Anno Dom. 1611.
Date: 1611
Publisher: Robert Barker: London
Contents: Bible and Apocrypha
References: Chamberlin p. 10-1; Herbert 309, Taliaferro-EELBV 7085.100.
Description: Folio. 1498 pages ([18] leaves, 34 pages, 714 leaves), 16⅞ x 11¼ inches, the largest known copy. Black letter, double column, 59 lines. The general title page has a copperplate engraving by Cornelius Boel († after 1616) featuring the Divine Name and biblical characters. No other illustrations, but many initials of two sizes: 9-line high at the opening of the book, with 5-line high woodcut initial letter opening each following chapter. Bound in London binding, two frames impressed in blind; metal catchplates of the upper cover survive; stamped in several places with the royal crown; restored spine; leaves have escaped severe damage from the binder’s knife, some with original deckle. Reading in Ruth 3:15 is "He." Genealogies (34 pages) and map inserted before Genesis.
Location: Cited copy is located at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.
Images: Title page
On-Line: A photographic facsimile of the 1611 edition is available at The Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image.

Facsimile Editions

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Title: The Holy Bible, conteyning the Old Testament and the New; Newly Translated out of the Originall tongues: & with the former Translations diligently compared and reuised, by his Maiesties speciall Comandement. Appointed to be read in Churches. London: Robert Barker, 1611.
Date: 1611 (facsimile 1965)
Publisher: World Publishing Co.: Cleveland
Contents: Bible and Apocrypha
References: Chamberlin p. 10-1; Herbert 309
Images: Title page
Comments: This book is a facsimile of the first impression of the original 1611 edition of the King James Bible. It is one of an edition limited to 1500 copies. A copy (#33) sold on eBay for $1,124.00 in August 2010 (item 140443250231). Another copy (#633) sold on eBay for $950.00 in September 2010 (item 230519081616)

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Title: The Holy Bible An Exact Reprint in Roman Type, Page for Page of the Authorized Version Published in the Year 1611 With an Introduction by Alfred W. Pollard
Date: 1911
Publisher: Oxford Printed at the University Press, London: Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, Amen Corner, New York: 35 West 32nd Street
Contents: Bible and Apocrypha
References: Chamberlin see 10-1, Herbert 2167.
Images: Title page
Comments: Not a true facsimile but an exact reprint of the 1611 edition.

Significant Revisions

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Title The Holy / Bible, / Containing the Old and New / Testaments; / Newly Translated out of the / Original Tongues, / And / With the Former Translations Diligently / Compared and Revised, / by His Majesty's Special Command. / Appointed to Be Read in Churches. / Cambridge, / Printed by Joseph Bentham Printer to the University, / Sold by Benjamin Dod, Bookseller, at the Bible and Key / in Ave-Mary Lane, near St. Paul's, London. 1762. / Cum Privilegio.
Date 1762
Publisher Joseph Bentham, Cambridge
Contents The Bible in the King James Version as revised by Dr. S. F. Parris of Cambridge.
References Herbert 1142; Chamberlin p. 16.
Comments A serious attempt is made to correct the KJV text by amending spelling and punctuation, unifying and extending the use of italics, and removing printers' errors.

New Cambridge Paragraph Bible

The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible gives the closest possible realisation of the text decided on by the King James translators in a format that is as readable as possible.

The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible text places the reader closer to the King James translators than ever before.

In The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible the spelling, punctuation and presentation are modernised. 'Spake' becomes 'spoke', 'musick' 'music', 'bason' 'basin', 'digged' 'dug', and so on. The punctuation is revised towards that found in the original 1611 edition, speech marks have been added, and the imperfect and incomplete paragraphing has been fully revised.

— from the Introduction to the Penguin Books edition of the New Cambridge Paragraph Bible.

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Title:The Bible King James Version with The Apocrypha Edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Norton
Date: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible was published in 2005. The Penguin Books edition was published in 2006.
Publisher: Penguin Books:London
Contents: Bible plus Apocrypha
References: Taliaferro-EELBV 8955
Images: Cover, Title page

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Title: The New Cambridge Paragraph Bible with the Apocrypha. ✙ King James Version. Edited by David Norton.

Date: © Cambridge University Press 2005; revised Edition 2011
Publisher: Cambridge, England (U.K.): Cambridge University Press
Contents: Protestant Bible with Apocrypha. Editor‘s Introduction with notes to the Revised Edition. Epistles Dedicatory; »The Translators to the Reader«; Names and Order of all the Books.
Images:Cover, Title page, Sample page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv Birnbaum. Karlsruhe/ Baden. Germany


Comments: Hardback octavo with dust jacket; XXXVI, 1260, 288 & 320 pp. Scripture text in single column and paragraphs. Alternate readings in the margin.
David Norton, an English language scholar from New Zealand, oversaw the revision of the original Cambridge Reference Bible which was first published in 1873. Here the 1611 version is modernized without producing an actual revision, creating a new text that would reflect the work of the 1611 translators and not subsequent revisions, like the most prominent one that Benjamin Blayney undertook in 1769 and which is found in nearly all of today‘s King James Version editions.
D.Norton applied three guidelines in the revision of the NCPB:
☛Modernize, unless the meaning of the text is changed or obscured.
☛Preserve genuine forms of words but not variant spellings.
☛Where possible, use variant acceptable forms to represent clearly identifiable semantic variations.
In this 2011 revised edition errors of the press and of editorial judgement are corrected.
This Bible, available with or, without the apocryphal books, is a true quality product from Cambridge University Press. Another fine King James Bible published after 2000 which has the most frequent 1769 Blayney- text is the Today‘s King James Version

Early American Editions of the King James Version

First English New Testament in America

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Title: The New | Testament | Of our Lord and Saviour | Jesus Christ: | Newly Translated out of the | Original Greek; | And with the former | Translations | Diligently compared and revised. | Appointed to be read in Churches. | Philadelphia: | Printed and Sold by | R. Aitken, | Printer and Bookseller, | Front Street. | 1777 | Spectamur agendo.
Date: 1777
Publisher: R. Aitken: Philadelphia
Contents: New Testament
References: Hills 1
Images: Title page (from the Bloomsbury Auction site).
Comments: This is the first English New Testament printed in America.
Comments: A copy sold for £105,000 ($164,818.50) on 29th November, 2011 (Bloomsbury Auctions Sale 35857).

First English Bible in America

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Title: The | Holy Bible. | Containing the Old and New | Testaments: | Newly translated out of the | Original Tongues; And with the former | Translations | Diligently compared and revised. [Device - Arms of the State of Pennsylvania] | Philadelphia: | Printed and Sold by R. Aitken, at Pope's | Head, Three Doors above the Coffee | House, in Market Street. | M.DCC.LXXXII
Date: 1782
Publisher: R. Aitken: Philadelphia
Contents: Bible
Reference: Hills 11
Images: Title page
Comments: This is the first English Bible printed in America.
Location: Cited copy is located at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. Several major libraries and museums have copies of the 1782 Aitken Bible.
Comments: A copy lacking the title page and final leaf sold at the Swann Auction Galleries auction devoted to Printed & Manuscript Americana for $43,200 on September 17, 2009. Another copy with the title page but lacking several leaves of text sold on ebay for $12,500 on November 19, 2009 (Ebay No. 330378606779).

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Title: American Bible Society Edition The Holy Bible as Printed by Robert Aitken and Approved & Recommended by the Congress of the United States of America in 1782.
Date: 1782 (facsimile 1968)
Publisher: Arno Press: New York
Contents: Bible
Reference: see Hills 11
Images: Title page, Slipcase, Facsimile Title Page, Facsimile New Testament Title page
Comments: This is a facsimile of the first complete English Bible printed in America. It was produced by the Arno Press in 1968.

Early New York Editions

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, newly translated out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Appointed to be Read in Churches. New York: Printed and sold by Hugh Gaine, at his Book-Store and Printing-Office, at the Bible, in Hanover-Square. M,DCC,XC.
Date: 1790
Publisher: New York: Hugh Gaine
Contents: New Testament
Reference: Hills 27
Description: Unpaged: 168 leaves, Text: 151x87 mm, Signatures: A-O12.
Images: Title page
Comments: This is the second New Testament printed in New York. The first was printed in 1789 by the same printer.

Early New Jersey Editions

Title: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently compared and revised.
Date: 1791
Publisher: Trenton: Printed and sold by Isaac Collins.
Contents: Bible and Apocrypha
References: Hills 31
Facsimile: An on-line facsimile is available at the Turpin Library at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Comments: This is the first Bible printed in New Jersey.

Mathew Carey Editions

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Title: The / Holy Bible / Containing / The Old and New / Testaments: / Translated out of the / Original Tongues; / And with the Former / Translations / Diligently Compared and Revised. / Second Philadelphia Edition. / Philadelphia: / Printed for Mathew Carey, / No. 118, High Street. / Joseph Charless, Printer. / 1801.
Date: 1801
Publisher: Mathew Carey, Philadelphia.
Contents: Complete Bible in the Authorized Bersion
References: None
Images: Title page
Comments: Mathew Carey was an Irish immigrant publisher whose first Bible was a Douay Version in 1790 (q.v.). He would later become one of the most prolific publishers of editions in the Authorized Version, beginning in 1801. He published editions in the quarto (Hills 77) and duodecimo (Hills 79) formats in that year. However, Hills has no record of this "Second Philadelphia Edition." The New Testament title is dated 1802, indicates a different printer: Robert Carr, and was also issued separately (see Hills 99).

First Stereotyped Bible in America - 1812

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Title: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotype Edition. Stereotyped for the Bible Society at Philadelphia. By T. Rutt, Shacklewell, London. 1812
Date: 1812
Publisher: Bible Society at Philadelphia: Philadelphia.
Contents: Bible
Description: Copy 1: 12mo (OT) A-3G6 (NT) A-Q6 (p. 1-633, Table, NT Title, 1-192) Copy 2: 12mo (OT) A-Cc12Dd6 (NT)*B-*I12 (p. 1-633, Table, NT Title, 1-192). It appears, after examining two copies, that this was produced with is signatures of both 6 and 12 leaves.
References: Hills 213
Images: Title page
Comments: This is a copy of the first stereotyped Bible printed in the United States. The plates were prepared in London and they arrived in October of 1812. The US Government allowed them to enter duty free (the text of the Act of Congress may be found here). The initial print run was 1050 Bibles.
A copy sold on eBay (item 160192298084) for $660.00 in December of 2007 and another copy sold on eBay (item 310236104164) for $449.99 in August of 2010.
It appears that this Bible was produced with two different page sizes. In one copy, the page size is 10.5cm x 17.3cm while another is 10.8cm x 18.4cm. The text size is exactly the same in both volumes. The cover of the larger volume is stamped "Massachusets Bible Society" so it may have been a presentation piece to them.
Location: A copy of this Bible may be found and viewed in person at the Pennsylvania Bible Society.

Shortly after the Bible Society of Philadelphia (now the Pennsylvania Bible Society) was formed in December 1808, the managers wanted to implement a printing process used in England by the British and Foreign Bible Society to mass produce Bibles called stereotyping. This method of printing was used sparingly in the United States during the early 1800s but never for publishing Bibles. Considering the high costs of such an endeavor, the managers decided to start off distributing Bibles purchased from Bible publishers in Philadelphia over its initial two years in operation. However the managers knew that utilizing the stereotype printing method would greatly increase Scripture distribution in Philadelphia and around the country, the managers raised over $7,000* with help from all the existing bible societies in America and from the British and Foreign Bible Society between 1809 and 1811. Once all the financing was gained an order for a set of stereotype plates was placed in Britain. However, getting the plates across the ocean and into the United States wasn’t without its issues. Since the U.S. and Great Britain were at war in 1812 there were tariffs placed on all imports from Britain and the U.S. customs house in Philadelphia was going to charge the Bible Society thousands of dollars to allow the plates into the country. Not having the funds to pay this fee, the managers petitioned to the state government and then to both houses of Congress for relief of these duties. This relief passed both the house and the senate and the Bible Society was allowed to import these plates free of charge. Once in the hands of printers thousands of Bibles were instantly printed and distributed to all parts of the country. Eventually over 17,000 Bibles and New Testaments would be printed from these and future plates. The forward-thinking of the managers placed the Bible Society at a unique advantage being the first institution in the U.S. to use this printing process, which became the standard for printing Bibles in the decades to follow.

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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotype Edition. Stereotyped for the Bible Society at Philadelphia. By T. Rutt, Shacklewell, London. 1812
Date: 1812
Publisher: Bible Society at Philadelphia: Philadelphia.
Contents: New Testament
Description: 12mo Title,*B-*I12
References: Hills 222A, 213
Images: Title Page
Comments: This is a copy of the first stereotyped New Testament printed in the United States. Hills says that the initial print run was 750 New Testaments.
Recent sales: A copy sold on eBay (item 110879308671) for $158.50 in May 2012.

First Bible From Plates Stereotyped in America - 1815

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Title: The | Holy Bible, | Containing the | Old and New Testaments: | translated out of | the Original Tongues, | and with | the Former Translations Diligently Compared | and Revised. | New York: | Stereotyped and Printed by D. & G. Bruce | No. 27 William-street | 1815.
Date: 1815
Publisher: New York: D. & G. Bruce
Contents: Bible
Description: Nonpareil type, 684 with tables at the end of the Old Testament and on the verso of the New Testament title page.
References: Hills 279, O'Callaghan 1815 entry 8.
Images: Title Page
Comments: Verso of title page reads: "This first American stereotype Bible has been copied from the Edinburgh edition printed under the revision of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, and carefully compared with the Cambridge, Oxford, Hartford and New York editions."

Other Early Editions

1816 New Testament by Thomas DeSilver

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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Appointed to be read in churches. Stereotyped by D. & G. Bruce, New York. Philadelphia: Printed by Thomas DeSilver, No. 220 Market-street. 1816
Date: 1816
Publisher: Thomas DeSilver: Philadelphia
References: Hills 317
Images: Title page

1816 New Testament by Bible Society of Philadelphia

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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Translated Out of the Original Greek: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotype Edition. Stereotyped for the Bible Society at Philadelphia, By T. Rutt, Shacklewell, London. 1816
Date: 1816
Publisher: Bible Society at Philadelphia: Philadelphia.
References: Hills 310
Images: Title page

1818 New Testament by Cramer and Spear, Pittsburg

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Title: Steroetype Edition. The New Testament of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Tongues; with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotyped by J. and J. Collins, New York. Pittsburg: Printed and Sold by Cramer and Spear. 1818.
Date: 1818
Publisher: Cramer and Spear, Pittsburg (sic)
References: Hills see 349
Images: Title page
Comments: This is the New Testament (only) from Hills 349 which was the first Bible printed west of the Allegheny River.

1828 edition published in Zanesville, Ohio.

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotyped by J. Howe, Philadelphia. Aznesville: Published and Sold by William Davis, Wholesale and Retail. 1828
Date: 1828
Publisher: William Davis: Zanesville.
References: (not in Hills)
Images: Title page
Comments: This is probably the first New Testament printed in Ohio.

1831 The Bible Association of Friends in America.

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: translated out of the original Greek; and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. Stereotype Edition
Date: 1831
Publisher: The Bible Association of Friends in America: Philadelphia.
References: Hills 756
Images: Title page

American Bible Society Editions - 1816-1900

The American Bible Society was founded in 1816 and quickly became the major producer of inexpensive Bibles and New Testaments in America. From the beginning they provided Scriptures in the Common English Version or the King James Version. They did this because they did not want to divide Christians by producing a version that would alienate any group.

This page lists ABS versions produced in the 19th century. Obviously this list is incomplete because they produced literally millions of Bibles in many different editions. Any additions to this list are welcome.

First Bible Published by the American Bible Society - 1816_

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Title: The | Holy Bible, | containing the | Old and New Testaments: | translated out of | The Original Tongues, | and with the | former translations diligently compared and revised. | - | New York: | Stereotyped by E & J. White, | For "The New-York Bible Society," and "The Auxiliary | New-York Bible Society." | - | 1816.
Date: 1816
Publisher: New-York Bible Society and Auxiliary New York Bible Society: New York
References: Hills 303
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Description: 12mo A-2Y122Z3 (p. 832, 254)

First Bible to have the American Bible Society Imprint on the Title Page - 1817

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Title: The | Holy Bible, | containing the | Old and New Testaments: | translated out of | The Original Tongues, | and with the | former translations diligently compared and revised. | - | New York: | Published by the American Bible Society. | Stereotyped by E. & J. White. | 1817.
Date: 1817 (Some copies have the date 1816 on the New Testament title page)
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
References: Hills 332
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Comments: According to Hills this is a reprint of Hills 303.

Other Editions

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing the / Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues, / and with the / former translations diligently compared and revised. / - / New York: / Published by the American Bible Society. / Stereotyped by E & J. White / - / 1818.
Date: 1818
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
References: Hills see 351
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Comments: 11th Edition.

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing the / Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues, / and with the / former translations diligently compared and revised. / - / New York: / Published by the American Bible Society. / Stereotyped by E & J. White / - / 1819.
Date: 1819
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
References: Hills 378
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Comments: 26th Edition.

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing / The Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues, / and with the / former translations diligently compared and / revised. / - / Stereotype Edition. / - / New York: / Stereotyped by James Conner, / for the American Bible Society. / - / 1828.
Date: 1828
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
References: Hills 625
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page

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Title: The / New Testament / of our / Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, / translated out of / The Original Greek; / and with the former / translations diligently compared and revised / - / New York: / American Bible Society, Instituted in the Year 1816. / - / 1853.
Date: 1853
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
Images: Title page

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing the / Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues; / and with the former / translations diligently compared and revised. / - / New York: / American Bible Society, / Instituted in the year MDCCCXVI. / 1866
Date: 1866
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
Images: Title page
Comments: Edition is [Brevier 12mo.]

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Title: The / New Testament / of our / Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, / translated out of / The Original Greek, / and with / the former translations diligently compared / and revised. / - / New York: / American Bible Society, / Instituted in the Year MDCCCXVI. / - / 1881.
Date: 1881
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
Images: Title page
Comments: Edition is [Bourgeois 12mo.]

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing the / Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues; / and with / the former translations diligently compared / and revised. / - / New York: / American Bible Society, / Instituted in the year MDCCCXVI. / 1897
Date: 1897
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Comments: Edition is [Agate, 24mo.]

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Title: The / Holy Bible, / containing the / Old and New Testaments: / translated out of / The Original Tongues; / and with / the former translations diligently compared / and revised. / - / New York: / American Bible Society, / Instituted in the year MDCCCXVI. / 1900
Date: 1900
Publisher: American Bible Society: New York
Contents: Bible
Images: Title page
Comments: Edition is [Bourgeois, small 8vo.]

American and Foreign Bible Society

The American and Foreign Bible Society was formed by a group left the American Bible Society because they wanted to see the Commonly Received Version (or King James Version) revised to better reflect the original Greek. Particularly, the wanted to see the Greek word βαπτιζο translated as "immerse" rather than transliterated as "baptize." However, instead of issuing a revised translation, the group decided to reprint the 1611 edition following the text of the first edition by Robert Barker. However, they did include a table with the "Meaning of Certain Words Used in this Version" which gives alternative translations for several Greek words.

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: According to the Commonly Received Version. London, 1611: Imprinted by Robert Barker.
Date: 1840
Publisher: American and Foreign Bible Society: New York (Stereotyped by R. C. Valentine, for the American and Foreign Bible Society. John Gray, Printer.)
Contents: New Testament
References: Hills see 1027 for the first edition.
Images: Title page

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Title: The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: According to the Commonly Received Version. London, Imprinted by Robert Barker, 1611. Second Edition.
Date: 1842
Publisher: American and Foreign Bible Society: New York (Stereotyped by White and Hagar, for the American and Foreign Bible Society. John Gray, Printer.)
Contents: New Testament
References: Hills see 1027 for the first edition.
Images: Title page

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Title: The / New Testament / of our / Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ; / Translated out of / The Original Greek, / and / With the former translations diligently / compared and revised. / - / The text of the common translation is arranged in paragraphs, / such as the sense requires: the divisions of chapters and / verses being noted in the margin, for reference. / by James Nourse. / - / New York: / American and Foreign Bible Society, / Instituted in the year 1837 . / - / 1847.
Date: 1847
Publisher: American and Foreign Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
Images: Title page

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Title: The / New Testament / of our / Lord and Saviour / Jesus Christ: / according to / the Commonly Received Version / - / New York: / American and Foreign Bible Society, / 117 Nassau Street. / 1856
Date: 1856
Publisher: American and Foreign Bible Society: New York
Contents: New Testament
Images: Title page

Editions of the Apocrypha

The Apocrypha was originally included in the King James Version in 1611. The first edition of the King James Version without the Apocrypha was published in 1666. In 1826 the British and Foreign Bible voted to stop funding and printing the Apocrypha and they were removed by the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1885. This page aims to show the various editions of the KJV Apocrypha that have been published over the years.

Oxford University Press edition - c. 1920

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Title: The Apocrypha according to The Authorised Version. Cum Privilegio

Date: no date given (c. 1920)

Publisher: Oxford, England (U.K.) University Press / London, England (U.K.): Humphrey Milford
Contents: Apocrypha 

Language:
References:
Images: Spine, Title Page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv Birnbaum. Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments: Leatherbound "Brevier 16mo Clarendon Text", sewn binding; (2) & 292 pp. Scripture text in double column. Chapter contents, no further extras, no preface.

Cambridge University Press edition - 1992

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Title: The Apocrypha translated out of the original tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command Appointed to be Read in Churches cum privilegio
Date: 1992 (date of first printing)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK
ISBN: 9780521506748
Contents: Apocrypha
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This edition has reprinted many times; the most recent reprinting was in 2007. This is a Pitt Brevier edition. Cum privilegio means with privilege.

Hendrickson Publishers edition - 2009

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Title: KJV Apocrypha Reader's Edition King James Version
Date: 2009
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers: Peabody, MA
ISBN: 9781598564648
Contents: Apocrypha
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Comments: This is the second edition from April 2011. The Hebrew text of Esther is printed with the additions placed within the text as they appear in the Greek.

Baker Books edition - 2013

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Title: Apocrypha
Date: 2013
Publisher: Baker Books: Grand Rapids, MI
ISBN: 9780801015595
Contents: Apocrypha
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover

Study Bibles

Click here for sample verses from the 1911 TCB and the 1967 New Scofield revision by E. Schuyler English. All texts chosen for sample verses show where C. I. Scofield & committee and E. S. English made changes in wording compared to the 1611/ 1769 A.V. / KJV text.

C. I. Scofield & Translation commitee

The 1911 Tercentenary Commemoration Bible

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Title: The 1911 [Tercentenary Commemoration*] Bible –– The Holy Bible • Containing the / Old and New Testaments / Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the / former Translations diligently compared and / revised by King James´s special command / 1611 / • The Text carefully corrected and / amended by American Scholars / 1911
Date: 1911
Publishers: New York NY (U.S.A.): Oxford University Press • London, England (U.K.): Henry Frowde.
Contents: PB. – Preface. Names and Order of all the Books of the Old and New Testament. – Indexed Atlas to the Holy Bible. Maps (color)
References:
Images: (spine; title page)
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum (www.bibelpedia.com). Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany
Comments:
Note to title: As can be seen from the title page image, this “The 1911 Bible“ is the title given by the New York N.Y. branch of Oxford UP. The full title of the London, England, edition is, according to the available bibliographical data, »The 1911 Tercentenary Commemoration Bible«. This awaits visual confirmation.
Subtitle: “With a New System of References“.

Clothboard octavo, sewn binding; 1152 & (8) plus 12 color map pp. Scripture text in double column verse- wise; center- column references, alternate reading variants.
In the single–page Preface, undated, the anonymous writer/ editor (=C. I. Scofield and committee) informs:
»The present edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible commemorates the tercentenary of that great historic Version. (…) The Scriptures in particular have been subjected to an investigation of their origins and of their textual integrity which abated nothing of the most severe scientific spirit and method. Hitherto–unknown manuscripts of the New Testament have been discovered, and many new English translations and revisions have appeared. Much also has been made of alleged errors and archaisms in the Authorized Version. The continued confidence, therefore, of the Church universal throughout English–speaking lands in the Authorized English version is reasoned and mature. Despite a limited number of passages on which the Revisers of 1611 seem to have missed the true meaning, and a number of other passages which have through changed usage become obscure, the Authorized Version is still the English Bible.
It was felt, however, that in preparing an edition commemorative of this unique event, occasion might fitly be found for a careful scrutiny of the text with the view of correcting, in the light of the best modern research, such passages as are recognized by all scholars as in any measure misleading or needlessly obscure.
This scrutiny was committed to a committee of thirty–four eminent Hebrew and Greek scholars of all the evangelical bodies and many foremost Universities and Schools of Divinity.
The result of their labours is, therefore, neither a new translation nor a revision, but a scholarly and carefully Corrected Text of the historic English Bible, the time–honoured Authorized Version.
The other distinctive features of the present edition are:
I. A system of chain references specially prepared (…)
II. A new collected reference system (…)
III. A new method of paragraphing (…) «

Scofield Bible

First Edition – 1909

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Title: The Scofield Reference Bible - The Holy Bible / Containing the Old and New Testaments / Authorized Version / With a New System of Corrected Topical References to all the Greater Themes of Scripture, with Annotations, Revised Marginal Renderings, Summaries, Definitions, and Index To which are added Helps at Hard Places, Explanations of Seeming Discrepancies, and a New System of Paragraphs. Edited by Rev. C. I. Scofield, D.D. / Consulting Editors: Rev. Henry G. Weston, D.D., LL.D., President Crozer Theological Seminary. Rev. Prof. W.G. Moorehead, D.D., Prof. in Xenia (U.P.) Theological Seminary. Rev. James M. Gray, D.D., Dean of Moody Bible Institute. Rev. Elmore G. Harris, D.D. President of Toronto Bible Institute. Rev. William J. Erdman, D.D. Author "The Gospel of John," etc., etc. Arno C. Gaebelein, Author "Harmony of Prophetic Word," etc., etc. Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D. Author, Editor, Teacher.
Date: 1909
Publisher: Oxford University Press American Branch: New York, Henry Frowde: London, Toronto, and Melbourne
Contents: Bible
References: Hills 2192, Herbert 2157, Chamberlin see 48-1 for information on the New Scofield Bible, 1967
Images: Title page
Comments: Cloth board, octavo, thread stitiching; (6), 1362 & (32) pp incl. colour maps.

New and Improved Edition – 1917

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Title: The Scofield Reference Bible. / The Holy Bible/ Containing the Old and New Testaments / Authorized Version / With a new system of connected topical references to all the greater themes of Scripture, with annotations, revised marginal renderings, summaries, definitions, chronology, and index, to which are added, helps at hard places, explanations of seeming discrepancies, and a new system of paragraphs / Edited by Rev. C.I. Scofield, D.D. / New and Improved Edition
Date: © 1909, 1917. © renewed, 1937, 1945 by Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press: New York
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin see 48-1 for information on the New Scofield Bible, 1967
Images: Title page
Comments: Hardcover, octavo with DJ, thread stitiching; VI, 1362 & (20) pp incl. colour maps.

New Testament and Psalms – 1920

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Title: The New Testament and Psalms With a New System of Connected Topical References to all the Greater Themes of Scripture, with Annotations, Revised Marginal Renderings, Summaries, Definitions, Chronology, and Index To which are added Helps at Hard Places, Explanations of Seeming Discrepancies, and a New System of Paragraphs. Edited by Rev. C. I. Scofield, D.D. Consulting Editors: Rev. Henry G. Weston, D.D., LL.D., President Crozer Theological Seminary. Rev. Prof. W.G. Moorehead, D.D., Prof. in Xenia (U.P.) Theological Seminary. Rev. James M. Gray, D.D., Dean of Moody Bible Institute. Rev. Elmore Harris, D.D. President of Toronto Bible Institute. Rev. William J. Erdman, D.D. Author "The Gospel of John," etc., etc. Arno C. Gaebelein, Author "Harmony of Prophetic Word," etc., etc. Rev. Arthur T. Pierson, D.D. Author, Editor, Teacher. Rev. William L. Pettingill. D.D. Author, Editor, Teacher. New and Improved Edition.
Date: 1920
Publisher: New York: Oxford University Press , London, Toronto, Melbourne, Bombay
Contents: New Testament and Psalms
References: Hills see 2192
Images: Cover, Title page

New Scofield Reference Edition – 1967

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Title: The New Scofield Reference Bible ❂ Holy Bible / Authorized King James Version ❂ With introductions, annotations, subject chain references, / and such word changes in the text as will help the reader. / Editor / C. I. Scofield, D.D. /
Editorial Committee of the New Edition / E. Schuyler English, Litt.D. / Chairman
Date: © 1967 by Oxford University Press. © 1909, 1917, © renewed 1937, 1945
Publisher: New York N.Y. (U.S.A.): Oxford University Press
Contents: Protestant Bible with annotations; Introductions to the 1967 and 1909 editions, Preface to the 1917 Ed.; A Panoramic View of the Bible; Miscellaneous Abbreviations; The Names and Oder of the Books of the Bible, Alphabetical List, Key to Pronunciation Symbols, How to Use the Index to Annotations (7 pp.); Proper Noun Changes (3 pp); Concise Concordance (188 pp); the New Oxford Bible Maps incl. Index (13 pp)
References:Chamberlin 48-1
Images: Title, Spine
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv-Birnbaum. Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany


Comments: Leatherbound octavo; XIV, 1392, 192 pp & 9 colour maps.
This 1967 version contains in fact a revised A.V., as Eugene Schuyler English (1899 - 1981) had made word changes to the text; so this 3rd edition of the Scofield Bible can be called a modified version of the A.V. /KJV. Native English speakers will notice that here American spelling has been used.

E. Schuyler English wrote an extensive Introduction on behalf of the Editorial Committee dated Skytop, Pa, May 27, 1966. Concerning the translation he states:
»This is not a new translation of the Hebrew and Greek texts. Whereas the English text is definitely the King James Version, word changes have been made when clarification is needed. The principle adopted by the committee of revision is as follows: change (1) obsolete and archaic words; (2) words that have altered their meaning; (3) indelicate words or expressions; (4) relative pronouns (…) when referring to persons; (5) proper names to make them conform (…); and (6) in some few instances incorrect translations have been clarified.«
The previous Introduction to the 1909 edition and the Preface to the 1917 edition are included. This 1967 Scofield Bible has, contrary to the two previous editions, for the New Testament two margin columns with cross references, corrected wording and alternate readings. All OT & NT annotations have been revised and amended. New feature is a 188 pp concordance.
The list of individuals comprising the Editorial Committee contains these names:
Frank E. Gaebelein, William Culbertson, Charles L. Feinberg, Allan A. Mac Rae, Clarence E. Mason, Alva J. Mc Clain, Wilbur M. Smith, John F. Walvoord

New Scofield Study Bible – 1998

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Title: The New Scofield Study Bible ● Genuine King James Version ❂ Holy Bible / Authorized King James Version ❂ New Scofield Study System / with introductions, annotations, subject chain references. / Editor / C. I. Scofield, D.D. / Reader's Edition / Red Letter Edition.
Editorial Committee of the New Edition / E. Schuyler English, Litt.D. / Chairman
Date: © 1998, 1967 by Oxford University Press. © 1909, 1917, © renewed 1937, 1945. 1st imprint [of the 1998 Ed.]
Publisher: New York N.Y. (U.S.A.): Oxford University Press
Contents: Protestant Bible with annotations; Introductions to the 1998, 1967 and 1909 editions, Preface to the 1917 Ed.; A Panoramic View of the Bible; Miscellaneous Abbreviations; The Names and Oder of the Books of the Bible, Alphabetical List, Index Chain References (2 pp.); Index to proper Names (27 pp); Concise Concordance (163 pp); the New Oxford Bible Maps incl. Index (20 pp)
References:
Images: Front Cover, Back Cover, Title
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv-Birnbaum. Karlsruhe, Baden. Germany


Comments: Hardcover octavo; XVIII, 1806 & 20 pp with 9 colour maps.

In the newly written "Introduction to the 1998 Editon", the Editors write:

"(…) several changes have been introduced into this fresh setting of the New Scofield Reference Bible of 1967. First and foremost, this edition has the classic King James Version (KJV) text of the original Scofield Reference Bible. Where the 1967 editors inserted alternate translations to help clarify obsolete and archaic words, these words have been moved to the margins, preceded, by "Or." In this edition, then, the standard KJV text is presented for public and personal reading, and the alternate translations are available to assist new and younger readers of the KJV.
Second, the cross references of the Old Testament have been greatly enhanced to bring this system more in line with the thoroughness of the New Testament system. Because of this, both Testaments are set with two text columns and two marginal columns. Note that the Scofield chain reference system was not altered in any way.
Third, sixty-six in-text maps and diagrams depicting various events and periods in biblical history appear throughout the Bible in relevant places..
Fouth, an Index to Proper Names precedes the concordance. (…)"

The extensive Introduction written by E. Schuyler English on behalf of the Editorial Committee dated Skytop, Pa, May 27, 1966 has been retained. See 1967 edition for details.
The list of individuals comprising the Editorial Committee, identical to the 1967 ed., contains these names:
Frank E. Gaebelein, William Culbertson, Charles L. Feinberg, Allan A. Mac Rae, Clarence E. Mason, Alva J. Mc Clain, Wilbur M. Smith, John F. Walvoord

Other Images

From left: ❶ 1937 Scofield Bible Cover; ❷ 1945 Scofield Bible Cover. ❸ Scofield Reference Bibles: from left: third 1967, second (1917)= 1945 and first 1909 edition.

Newberry Bible

A pdf facsimile of the 1890 edition is available at archive.org.

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Title: The Newberry Bible. The Holy Bible so Arranged as to Give as far as Possible, by Means of Simple and Appropriate Signs, the Accuracy, Precision, and Certainty of the Original Hebrew and Greek Scriptures, on the Basis of the Authorized Version. The Divine Titles are also Distinguished and Explained. Adapted both for the Biblical Student and for the Ordinary English Reader.
Date: 1959
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton: London
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin p. 27-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 7580.120
Comments: This was first published in 1893.
Images: Title Page

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Title: The Newberry Study Bible Edited by Thomas Newberry With a Foreword by F.F. Bruce, D.D. Large Type Reference Edition Complete with Supplements
Date: 1960
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan: Kregel Publications
Contents: Bible
References: Chamberlin p. 27-2, Taliaferro-EELBV 7580.120
Comments: This was first published in 1893.
Images: Title Page

Thompson New Chain-Reference Bible

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Title: The New Chain-Reference Bible Fourth Improved Edition Containing Thompson's Original and Complete System Of Bible Study Including a Complete Numerical System of Chain References, Analyses of Books, Outline Studies of Characters, and Unique Charts To Which Has Been Added a New and Valuable Series of Pictorial Maps. Archaeological Discoveries, Together With Many Other Features Self-pronouncing Text Compiled And Edited By Frank Charles Thompson, D D., Ph D.
Date: 1964
Publisher: B.B. Kirkbride Bible Co., Inc. Indianapolis, Indiana U.S.A.
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Title page.
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This is the Fourth Improved Edition in leather.

Westminster Study Bible

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Title: The Westminster Study Edition of | The Holy Bible | Containing the Old and New Testaments | In the Authorized (King James) Version | Arranged in Paragraphs and in Verses, | Together with Introductory Articles and Prefaces, | Explanatory Footnotes, | A Concordance, and Maps | The Westminster Press | Philadelphia
Date: 1948
Publisher: Westminster Press: Philadelphia
Contents: Bible
References: Hills 2467
Images: Title page

Condensed Edition of the King James Bible

The Everlasting Light by Erma Wood Carlson

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Title: The Everlasting Light The Lord shall be unto thee and everlasting light, and thy God thy glory Isaiah 60:19 The King James Version of the Bible Chronologically Condensed by Erma Wood Carlson
Date: 1965 (Second printing 1967)
Publisher: The Thomas Todd Company: Boston
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References:
Images: Cover, Title page

Olive Pell Bible

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Title: Olive Pell Bible – Condensed from the King James Version
Date: 1952
Publisher: New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References: Hills 2515
Images: Cover, Title page

Soul of the Bible by Ulysses G. B. Pierce

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Title: The Soul of the Bible Being Selections From the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha Arranged as Synthetic Readings and edited by Ulysses G. B. Pierce
Date: 1929 (First edition 1907)
Publisher: Boston: The Beacon Press
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References: Chamberlin 60-4
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A pdf facsimile of a 1909 edition is available at books.google.com

Holy Bible in Brief - James Reeves

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Title: The Holy Bible In Brief. The King James Text edited and arranged by James Reeves
Date: 1954
Publisher: New York: Mentor Books
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References:
Images: Cover, Title page

Pocket Bible

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Title: The Pocket Bible The Old and New Testaments in the King James Version An abridgment with preface by Cyril C. Richardson, Professor of Church History, Union Theological Seminary, of the Bible Designed to be Read as Living Literature as edited and arranged by Ernest Sutherland Bates
Date: 1961 (first edition copyright 1936)
Publisher: New York: Washington Square Press, Inc.
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References: see Chamberlin 95-3
Images: Cover, Title page

Older Children's Bible

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Title: The Older Children’s Bible
Date: 1930
Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company
Contents: Selections from the Bible
References:
Images: Cover, Title page


Other editions of the King James Bible

The purpose of this page is to collect some of the wide variety of King James Bibles and Testaments that have been published over the years.

Expository Notes, with Practical Observations by William Burkitt

William Burkitt (1650-1703) was a vicar and lecturer in Dedham, England. Burkitt was the son of a Puritan minister, but he became a conforming Reformed clergyman of the Church of England. He is best known for his Expository Notes on the New Testament. Matthew through John was published in 1700 and Acts through Revelation in 1703. After Burkitt’s death in 1703 it went through a number of printings in England. The Notes were very popular going through at least twenty editions during the 19th Century. Both Matthew Henry and Charles Spurgeon valued Burkitt’s work and recommended it highly.

The first American Edition was published in 1794 in New Haven and the second edition (erroneously called the First American Edition on the title page) was published in 1796 by Dunning & Hyer in New York and by William W. Woodward in Philadelphia. It is possible that they began in New York but were unable to finance the venture (even with subscribers) and sold the remaining sheets to Woodward who published them with a new title page. The American editions are large folio volumes and would have been very expensive to purchase.

The New Testament text is the King James Version with few, if any alterations. Burkitt's notes are placed after the biblical text.

British Editions

Tenth Edition - 1734

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Title: Expository Notes, with Practical Observations, on the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherein The Sacred Text is at large Recited, the Sense Explained, and the Instructive Example of the Blessed Jesus and his Holy Apostles to our Imitation Recommended. The Whole designed to encourage the Reading of the Scriptures in Private Families, and to render the Daily Perusal of them Profitable and Delightful. Endeavored by William Burkitt, M.A. Late Vicar and Lecturer of Dedham in Essex. The Tenth Edition carefully Corrected.
Date: Tenth Edition: 1734 (Gospels published 1700, Acts to Revelation published 1703).
Publisher: London: Printed for James, John and P. Knapton, in Ludgate-Street; D. Midwinter, R. Robinson, C. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church Yard; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Osborn and T. Longman, Jer. Batley, in Pater-noster-Row; J. Downing, in Bartholomew-Close; R. Ford, R. Hett, in Poultry; F. Clay, without Temple-Bar; A. Ward in Little-Britain; T. Ward and E. Wicksteed, in the Inner-Temple-Lane; J. Clarke, in Duck-Lane; and T. Hatchett, under the Royal-Exchange.
Contents: New Testament withBurkitt's Notes
Images: Title page
Comments: This appears to follow the Authorized or King James Version very closely, but I have discovered a few minor variations from the KJV.

American Editions

Second American Edition - 1796

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Title: First American Edition. Expository Notes, with Practical Observations, on the New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherein The Sacred Text is at Large Recited, the Sense Explained, and the Instructive Example of the Blessed Jesus, and his Holy Apostles, to our Imitation Recommended. The Whole Designed to Encourage the Reading of the Scriptures in Private Families, and to Render the Daily Perusal of them Profitable and Delightful. By William Burkitt, M.A. Late Vicar and Lecturer of Dedham in Essex. From the Twentieth European Edition, Carefully Corrected. Philadelphia: Printed by William W. Woodward, Chestnut Street, No. 16, Franklin's Head. 1796.
Date: 1796
Publisher: Philadelphia: Printed by William W. Woodward, Chestnut Street, No. 16, Franklin's Head.
Contents: New Testament with Burkitt's Notes
Images: Title page

Family Bible by Justin Edwards

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Title: Family Bible The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. With Brief Notes and Instructions, by Rev. Justin Edwards, D.D.
Date: 1851
Publisher: New York: American Tract Society
Contents: New Testament
References: Hills: 1476
Images: Title page

New Testament Expounded and Illustrated by Clement Moody

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Title: The New Testament Expounded and Illustrated, According to the usual Marginal References, In the Very Words of Holy Scripture. Together with the Notes and Translations, And a Complete Marginal Harmony of the Gospels. By Clement Moody, M.A., Magdalen Hall, Oxford, Perpetual Curate of Sebergham,
Date: British Edition 1851, American Edition 1852
Publisher: New York: George Lane & Levi Scott
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 552-7, Hills 1510, Taliaferro CN00076.
Images: Title page

Constantine Tischendorf - Authorized Version with Various Readings

The basic text in this volume is the Authorised (or King James) Version. However, variations from the three manuscripts (Sinaitic, Vatican, and Alexandrine) are noted in notes at the bottom of each page. Both omissions and additions are noted.

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Title: The New Testament: The Authorized English Version; with Introduction, and Various Readings from the Three Most Celebrated Manuscripts of the Original Greek Text. By Constantine Tischendorf. Tauchnitz Edition, Volume 1000. Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz. New Yord: Pott and Amery. 1870.
Date: 1869 (reprinted 1870)
Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz: Leipzig
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 601-4 (Chamberlin lists this under New Testament Selections but it is a complete New Testament.)
Images: Title page

Critical English New Testament (KJV)

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Title: A Critical English New Testament: Presenting at one view the Authorised Version and the Results of the Criticism of the Original Text. Second Edition
Date: 1870 (second edition 1871)
Publisher: London: Samuel Bagster and Sons
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 560-1, Herbert see 1983, Taliaferro-EELBV 7520.
Images: Title page
Facsimile: A PDF facsimile is available at archive.org.

Clark & Pendleton - Brief Notes on the New Testament (KJV)

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Title: Brief Notes on The New Testament. The Gospels, by Geo. W. Clark, D.D.; The Acts, Epistles, and Revelation, by J.M. Pendleton, D.D.
Date: 1884
Publisher: American Baptist Publication Society: Philadelphia
Contents: New Testament
Images: Cover, Title page

Horace E. Morrow - New Testament Emphasized (KJV)

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Title: The New Testament Emphasized based on a study of The Original Greek Text by Rev. Horace E. Morrow
Date: 1897
Publisher: Middletown, CT: Charles Reynolds
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 564-2; Hills 2085
Images: Cover, Title page
Facsimile: A PDF facsimile is available at archive.org

Ashley S. Johnson - Self-Interpreting New Testament

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Title: The Self-interpreting New Testament Compiled and Arranged by President Ashley S. Johnson. Published by the Author Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. Price Prepaid. $2.00. Press of Gaut-Odgen Company, Knoxville, Tenn.
Date: 1898
Publisher: Published by the Author Kimberlin Heights, Tenn. Press of Gaut-Odgen Company, Knoxville, Tenn.
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 585-4; Hills 2117
Images: Title page
Comments: Although no date of publication appears in the book, the card catalog at Glass Memorial Library, Johnson Bible College, lists the date as 1898.
Comments: An on-line electronic version (with errata) is available at www.mun.ca
Reprints: This was re-printed by the Baker Book House in 1958. Cover, Title page

Wilmore's New Analytical Reference Bible

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Title: Wilmore‘s New Analytical Reference Bible
Containing the Following / Four Invaluable Aids to the Proper Study of the Word of God; /
The Holy Bible, [Authorized English Version, Standard Oxford Ed.] / With Marginal Notes and Analytical References. /
Comprehensive Bible Helps; / Arranged in alphabetical order. / Revised and edited by Philip Schaff, D.D., LL.D /
A Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible; / The Whole Bible Arranged in Subjects.
Edited by Roswell D. Hitchcock, D.D., LL.D. / Diligently Compared and Revised.
Cruden‘s Concordance to the Bible. / Revised by John Eadie, D.D., LL.D. / Illustrated with Maps and Engravings.
Date: 1909. Copyright, 1891, by J. A. Wilmore. Assigned, 1902, to Henry F. Giere.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. (U.S.A.): Henry F. Giere.
(stamped with) London, England (U.K.): Thomas Hawkins
Contents: Protestant Bible, with analysis and comprehensive study helps. Cruden's concordance to the Bible.
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Collection Bibelarchiv–Birnbaum. Karlsruhe/ Baden. Germany
Comments: Leather-bound quarto, sewn binding. Part I: 1128 & 4 maps pp; (8) pp Family Record. Part II: 1062 pp. (=Complete Analysis and Cruden‘s Concordance).
Part One: Philip Schaff‘s preface precedes the A.V. text: arranged in double column, cross references in inner and outer margin; indicator for the Analysis section between the columns.
Part Two contains: Instructive and useful information on every subject of interest in the Bible: A concise history, a condensed harmony of the Gospels; all the Scripture proper names with their pronunciation and meaning; the coins, weights, and measures of the Bible; all Bible words of obsolete and peculiar meaning (685 pp). - Alphabetical index of subjects (31 pp). Cruden‘s Concordance (343 pp.)

➊ Size comparison of three Study Bibles with KJV/ AV text: from left, Wilmore's New Analytical Reference Bible, Dickson's New Analytical SB and
the Newberry Bible (Portable Edition).

D.A. Sommer - Simplified New Testament (KJV)

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Title: Simplified New Testament Authorized Version Black-face Type — Self-Prounoncing in Part — Definitions of Hundreds of Words, Uncommon or Out of Use — Simplified Translations of Hundreds of Hard Passages — References on the Thought and Not Mere Words and at the beginning of each book is An Account of the Writer, The Ones Written To, and the Subject Written On; and an Important Out-line of the Argument in the Book, With Carefully Prepared Headings Scattered Through the Book Edited by D.A. Sommer. Preacher, Teacher, and Writer on the Bible and Bible Subjects Alone for Twenty-five Years.
Date: 1923
Publisher: Indianapolis: Indiana: "Simplified Bible" House; Colne: England: "Bible Advocate"
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 605-6, Taliaferro-EELBV 7770.
Images: Cover, Title page

Fernand Faivre - New Testament with Notes (KJV)

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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord Jesus Christ (King James Version) with Notes Intended to Point Out the Essential Truth It Contains by Fernand Faivre - Translated From the Fifth French Edition by Alice Fontannaz
Date: 1936
Publisher: Lausanne: Printing-Office La Concorde
Contents: New Testament
References: Hills see 2518
Images: Cover, Title page

Edward J. Craddock - Christ Emphasis New Testament

This is the King James Version with all names, pronouns, and words referring to Jesus printed in ALL CAPS.

From the Preface: The CHRIST Emphasis Bible or the CHRIST Emphasis New Testament is based on the fact that the Bible is God's message by the Holy Spirit. God's word, each book and chapter, emphasizes CHRIST in JESUS, the SON OF GOD, the SON OF MAN, the LORD. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through His SON, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, in the message of the scriptures. God's word has its own emphasis and application"

"All references to CHRIST are capitalized and italicized to show the CHRIST emphasis of God's word."

"Each chapter has a CHRIST emphasis, contextual heading and CHRIST emphasis contextual subheadings."

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Title: The Christ Emphasis New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Translated Out of the Original Tongues and With the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised King James Version 1611 C E B Jehovah Lord Infinity By Edward J. Craddock
Date: 1967
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee: Bible Emphasis Publishers
Contents: New Testament
References: Chamberlin 589-1, Taliaferro-EELBV 8045.
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: This was privately printed by Craddock and only a limited number were produced.

Latter-day Saint (Mormon) edition

This is the edition of the King James Version used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (also known as the Mormons). It contains cross-references to the Book of Mormon as well as to other books used by the Mormons. A bible dictionary, maps, topical guide, and quotes from the Joseph Smith Translation are also printed. An article in the October 1979 issue of Ensign describes the process in creating this bible; it can be read here. A 2013 revision fixed typos and made some changes to spelling and punctuation.

For the Spanish edition of the Bible used by the Mormons, click here.

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Title: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command Authorized King James Version with explanatory notes and cross references to the standard works of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Date: 1979
Publisher: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
URL: https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bible?lang=eng (2013 revision)
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Title page.
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This edition was printed in 1999. Printed copies may be ordered from the Mormons at http://www.mormon.org/free-bible.

The One Year Bible

The One Year Bible divides the Bible into readings for each day of the year. Selections from Old and New Testaments, a Psalm and a few proverbs are read per day. Besides the King James Version, The One Year Bible is available in other translations such the The Living Bible, New Living Translation, and the New International Version among others.

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Title: The One Year Bible Arranged in 365 Daily Readings King James Version
Date: 1987 (third printing, September 1988)
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers: Wheaton, IL
Contents: Bible
Images: Cover, Title page
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

M.F. Morris - Kwikscan Bible

This is the King James Version in Kwikscan. This system lets the reader read the words printed in bold letters. According to the publisher, this increases reading speed and comprehension. The complete text is printed; no words have been deleted.

For the Kwikscan edition of The Living Bible, click here.

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Title: Holy Bible Complete Authorized King James Version in KWIKSCAN™
Date: 1988
Publisher: Windermere, Florida: Micro-Books, Inc.
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page.
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: Berean Bible Publishers has reprinted these Bibles in recent years.

King James Bible for Use on Game Boy

Wisdom Tree, Inc. is a company that produces Christian-themed video games; their website is at http://www.wisdomtreegames.com. This item contains the King James Version with a word search engine and games.

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Title: The Holy Bible King James Version Rom 1.00 (C) Wisdom Tree, Inc.
Date: 1994
Publisher: Wisdom Tree, Inc.: Brea, California
Contents: Complete Bible and games
Images: Box front, Title, cartridge, Box back.
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: This is a cartridge for the Nintendo Game Boy portable video game device.

Penguin 60s Classics

The Penguin 60s Classics were a series of booklets that were published to honor the 60th anniversary of Penguin Books in 1995. The Sermon on the Mount and the parables of Jesus are included; these are described by the publisher as "the heart of Christian Teaching". Wikipedia has more on the series here.

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Title: Teachings of Jesus The Sermon on the Mount and Parables of the New Testament The Holy Bible King James Version
Date: 1995
Publisher: Penguin Books: New York
Contents: Selections from Matthew-John
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

Pocket Canons

The Pocket Canons were a series of booklets that featured the text of a book of the Bible alongside an introduction by a famous author or some other notable. The series was first published in the United Kingdom by Canongate Books in 1998. Grove Press released the Pocket Canons in the United States the following year. The series became controversial in the United Kingdom amid claims that some of the introductions were blasphemous. An account of the controversy appeared in The Independent newspaper in October 1998; it can be read here. A sampling of the series is listed below.

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Title: Ecclesiastes or, the Preacher with an introduction by Doris Lessing
Date: 1999
Publisher: Grove Press: New York
Contents: Ecclesiastes
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

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Title: The Gospel According to John with an introduction by Darcey Steinke
Date: 1999
Publisher: Grove Press: New York
Contents: Gospel of John
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

KJV Commentary Bible

The KJV Commentary Bible has notes and other helps. The cross-reference system is detailed below.

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Title: KJV Commentary Bible James Version Red-Leter Edition
Date: 2006
Publisher: World Publishing: Nashville, Tennessee
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Harriotte B. Smith Library, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The cross reference system based on symbols. A cross indicates Messianic prophecies, a sun symbol indicates promises, a burning bush symbol denotes miracles and a crown indicates prophecies of the second coming. An R in a verse denotes a reference tied to words of phrases in verses; a T refers to alternative readings. References in brackets indicate allusions to other verses.

199 Promises of God

According to the publisher, 199 Promises of God contains "a quick guide to dozens of the most uplifting scriptures in the Bible". The publisher also states the booklet "is not intended to replace regular, personal Bible study".

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Title: 199 Promises of God
Date: 2007
Publisher: Barbour Publishing: Uhrichsville, OH
ISBN: 9781597897044
Contents: Bible selections
Images: Cover, Title page, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA
Comments: The copyright page contains a notice that reads: "All scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible".

DEFINED King James Bible

The text of the King James Bible with obscure words highlighted and defined in the footnotes. It uses the text from the 1769 Cambridge edition and does not include the Apocrypha.

It was prepared by Pastor D. A. Waite, Th.D., Ph.D., D. A. Waite, Jr., M.A., M.L.A., Pastor S. H. Tow, D.D. M.D., Daniel S. Waite, M.A. M.Div.

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Title: The DEFINED King James Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments Translated out of the Original Tongues and with the Former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesty's special command. The Authorized King James Bible Unaltered, Medium Print, with Uncommon Words Defined Cambridge 1769 Text.
Date: 2007
Publisher: The Bible For Today Press: Collingswood, New Jersey
Contents: Bible
References: Taliaferro-EELBV CBN-0016.
Images: Cover, Title page

The First Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science) edition

This is the edition of the King James Version used by The First Church of Christ, Scientist (also known as Christian Science). Christian Science founder Mary Baker Eddy often used the King James Version.

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Title: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command Appointed to be Read in Churches Authorized King James Version
Date: 2010
Publisher: The Christian Science Publishing Society: Boston, MA
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page, Publication information, Back cover
Location: Personal library, Havelock, North Carolina, USA

These are other editions of the King James Version used by The First Church of Christ, Scientist; dates of publication are listed where known.

➊ Reader's edition, 2008 ➋ Newtype edition, 1950s ➌ Study edition, 2007 ➍ Ruby Red vivella study edition, 2006 ➎ Sapphire Blue vivella study edition, 2006 ➏ marble edition, 1985 ➐ Sterling edition, 2013

BRG Bible

The BRG Bible was produced by BRG Bible Ministries. The words of God are in blue, the words of Jesus are in red; the Holy Spirit is in gold. Words spoken by angels and other beings are underlined in blue and Old Testament Messianic prophecies are underlined in red. More information can be found at their website at http://brgbible.com.

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Title: King James BRG Bible® Old and New Testament Blue Red & Gold Letter™ KJV Bible Words of God in Blue Words of Jesus Christ in Red Name of the Holy Spirit in Gold Words of Angels underlined in Blue (And other Heavenly Hosts) Prophecies/Indicators of Christ underlined in Red
Date: 2012
Publisher: WestBow Press: Bloomington, IN
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: It is only available as an ebook; this is the Amazon Kindle edition.

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Title: King James BRG Bible® New Testament Blue Red & Gold Letter™ KJV New Testament Words of God in Blue Words of Jesus Christ in Red Name of the Holy Spirit in Gold Words of Angels underlined in Blue (And other Heavenly Hosts)
Date: 2013
Publisher: WestBow Press: Bloomington, IN
Contents: New Testament
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: It is only available as an ebook; this is the Amazon Kindle edition.

Steve Wells - The Skeptic's Annotated Bible

The Skeptic's Annotated Bible has notes that analyze the Bible from a skeptical perspective.

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Title: The Skeptic's Annotated Bible The King James Version from a skeptic's point of view
Date: 2012
Publisher: SAB Books, LLC
ISBN: 9780988245105
URL: http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: The notes in the The Skeptic's Annotated Bible comprise of the following categories: absurdity, injustice, cruelty and violence, intolerance, good stuff, contradictions, science and history, family values, interpretation, misogyny, sex, prophecy, language, boring stuff and homosexuality.

King James Version Gold Print Standard

This edition of the King James Version is by Above Gold Ministries; it has the words of God in the Old Testament and certain parts of the New Testament in gold.

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Title: King James Version Gold Print Standard
Date: October 29, 2014
Publisher: WestBow Press: Bloomington, IN
Contents: Bible
Images: Cover, Title page
Comments: This is the Amazon Kindle edition.

The Life Recovery Bible

The Life Recovery Bible has devotionals based around the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, the Serenity Prayer and recovery princples. Other helps are also included.

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Title: The Life Recovery® Bible King James Version
Date: 2014
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers: Carol Stream, Illinois
Contents: Bible
Images: Cover, Title
Comments: The Life Recovery Bible was originally released in 1998; it is also available in The Living Bible and the New Living Translation. This is the Amazon Kindle edition.

The Names of God Bible

The Names of God Bible emphasizes the names and titles of God and Jesus. This is intended to help the reader use them as a basis when praying. Yahweh, Elohim, and Yeshua are used for Lord, God and Jesus, respectively.

For the God's Word edition of the Names of God Bible, click here.

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Title: The Names of God King James Version Bible General Editor Ann Spangler Contributing Editor Lavonne Neff
Date: 2014
Publisher: Revell: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Contents: Complete Bible
Images: Cover, Title page
References: Bradford Taliaferro's The Bible Hunter blog, February 9, 2015.

Editions Of the King James Bible in Shorthand

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Title: The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated out of the Original Tongues: and with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised. By His Majesty's Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. Printed in the Corresponding Style of Phonetic Shorthand.
Date: 1867 (New Testament dated 1866)
Publisher: London: Fred. Pitman, Phonetic Depot, 20 Paternoster Row. Bath: Isaac Pitman, Phonetic Institute
Contents: Bible
Images: Bible Title page, New Testament Title Page.
Comments: Title on spine reads "Holy Bible in Phonography."

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Title: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his majesty's special command. Appointed to be read in churches. Printed in an Easy Reporting Style of Pitman's Shorthand. (XX. Cent. Edition.)
Date: 1912?
Publisher: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd.: London
Contents: New Testament
Images: Cover, Title Page, Sample page
Comments: This appears to be a reprint of the 1886 edition. A PDF facsimile of the 1886 edition is available at books.google.com. (The facsimile appears to have been scanned backwards - the last page of Revelation is first and it ends with the title page.)


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