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 cadence. No other book has so profoundly influenced our language and out theology. Over time, the text has undergone subtle alterations. This attractive leather hardcover edition preserves the original 1611 edition. Word for word and page for page, the text with its original marginal notes, preface (The Translator 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.
The only word-for-word facsimile of the original 1611 Authorized Version on the market: