Jewels in Her Crown: Treasures of Columbia University Libraries Special Collections

Exhibition Themes > Theology & Religion > 131. The Holy Bible

131.  The Holy Bible, Conteyning the Old Testament, and the New: Newly Translated out of the originall tongues & ... revised, by his Maiesties speciall C┼Źmandement. London: Robert Barker, 1611. Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Frederick Ferris Thompson Collection

The King James version, or the "Authorized" version of the English Bible was made by a team of translators appointed by James I. It was first published in this edition of 1611 and remained the standard English Bible until the nineteenth century. This copy, with a contemporary English binding, is one of the treasures of the Burke Library's Thompson Collection.

Gift of Mrs. Mary Clark Thompson, 1923

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