For nearly 400 years, the Authorized Version of the Bible—popularly known as the King James Version—has been beloved for its majestic phrasing and stately cadences. No other book has so profoundly influenced our language and our theology. Over time, however, the text has suffered subtle and occasionally troublesome alterations. This attractive edition preserves the original 1611 edition.
Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface (The Translators to the Reader), and other introductory material appear as they first did. The sole concession to modernity is a far more readable roman typeface set by nineteenth-century master printers. Elegantly bound with old-world quality craftsmanship, this is the perfect edition of the incomparable King James Version for study and for sheer enjoyment.
The only word-for-word facsimile of the original 1611 Authorized Version on the market Handsome page design with clearer modern type and decorative initials is convenient to read and reference. The text is complete with the Apocrypha, plus the original preface and translators’ notes. Alfred Pollard’s classic essay on pre-1611 English translations and the history of the Authorized Version is also included Attractive binding in all editions—raised hubs, gilding (on leather-bound editions only), and one ribbon marker creates an heirloom-quality volume