King James Bible
The Holy Bible: Conteyning the Old Testament and the New, from 1611, is more commonly known as the King James Bible. The first printing of the first edition, shown here, is known as the “He Bible,” due to a typo in the book of Ruth. Other typos abound throughout the text were fixed in subsequent editions. The King James Bible represents a pivotal point in the history of religious expression , the history of printing, and development of the English language.
From the John McClintock Collection