Item description for The KJV Bible 1611 Edition: Genuine Leather Brown by Hendrickson Publisher...
400th Anniversary Edition
For 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 edition preserves the original 1611 printing. Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface, and other introductory material appears as it first did. The sole concession to modernity is a far more readable roman typeface set by nineteenth-century master printers.
"A valuable and essential addition to every Bible library." --John R. Kohlenberger III
FEATURES * The only word-for-word facsimile of the original 1611 Authorized Version on the market * Original preface and translators' notes * Alfred Pollard's classic essay on pre-1611 English translations and the history of the Authorized Version * New essays on the enduring impact of the KJV and the Apocrypha * Handsome page design with decorative initials * Page-edge gilding and ribbon marker (genuine leather only) * Clear type is convenient to read and reference * Special logo on book spine and packaging commemorates the 400th Anniversary * Includes the Apocrypha
A special Bible for collectors, students, and everybody who cherishes the King James Version
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Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.16" Width: 5.88" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.81 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Oct 31, 2003
Publisher HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN 1565631943 ISBN13 9781565631946
Point/Type Size: 0.00 Version: KJV Gilded: Yes - Pages are gilded! Ribbon Marker: Yes - Keep's your place!
Reviews - What do customers think about The KJV Bible 1611 Edition: Genuine Leather Brown?
Very Useful Facsimile Jul 28, 2008
I have this facsimile reproduction, and find it highly readable and very useful. The binding is outstanding and should hold up to years of use. I was disappointed to find that the text had been reset in Roman type, however. I have a PDF file of an original 1611 edition set in Black (Gothic) type. It, however, is not always readable in all places, as the copy it was made from had seen a lot of wear over the centuries. Does anyone know of an AFFORDABLE facsimile in Black Type? I know of some very expensive ones, but none in my price range, unfortunately.
Taken as a whole, however, this is a beautiful volume.
a masterpiece Jun 23, 2008
the original 1611 edition is a treasure, though i personally prefer the new international version..the 1611 version is the original and all christians should own a copy.Though the language is difficult and outdated, this book has great historic value and should be cherished..
interesting study Mar 27, 2008
At first this looks like it will be hard to read, but it is really quite easy after you read it and get use to the different spelling of the words. I enjoy reading it. Mary
Please take the time to read this. Mar 20, 2008
While "1611 Edition" is stamped on the cover and "A reprint of the edition of 1611" is above the Hendrickson Publisher's address inside the front page, we find on page 53 is stated that this work is a line for line reprint of a more recent 1833 edition. This is no more of a 1611 Edition than any Authorized KJV on the planet today. With this sales gimmick they could have put "1611 Edition" on any KJV they sell, and with this they did.
Being what it is on the inside, an 1883 reprint, it is a good book but stamping it with "1611 Edition" is misleading and just plain wrong.
The King James Feb 22, 2008
Amazing to see for myself what the King James Text really says. After years of searching through the new "translations" or versions it is refreshing to finally see the authorized version for what it is. This is in a gothic style text so it takes getting used to for those who have been so used to the roman type that we are so used to today.