A stunning and beautifully packaged 400th anniversary edition of the King James Bible, illustrated with the greatest Biblical artwork of the last four centuries. Since it was first published in 1611, the King James Bible has become synonymous with literary style. This stunning 400th anniversary edition is a fitting tribute, containing 60 stunning plates of the greatest Biblical artwork created over the past four centuries. Each plate is positioned near the relevant Bible passage, and contains a brief caption explaining the background to the artist and his work.
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For 400 years, the King James Version has represented the epitome of the English language in all its power and glory. Across continents and cultures, its language has changed how we speak, and its claims have changed how we live. This is a book which is both loved by many and despised by some, but which simply cannot be ignored. So whether you wish to encounter the King James Bible for the first time, or return to it as an old friend, this edition is your ideal companion.
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Book Description Collins, 2011. Book Condition: New. John Dryden famously described the Authorized or King James Version of the Bible as 'a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power'. In this very fine edition marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the new translation in 1611, the dignity and resonance of its literary style is complemented by 92 reproductions of some of the greatest Biblical art of the last four centuries. Without Aprocrypha. Slip-cased. Bookseller Inventory # 292688
Book Description Collins, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7414056