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Classic Reprints No. 10
The Great "She" Bible
By Walter E. Smith

1890
31 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Library, this series of three articles is an authoritative history of the second issue of the 1611 King James Bible, commonly called the "she" Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 13
The "Authorised Version" and Its Influence
By Albert S. Cook

1910
30 pages
$10.00

A study by an English professor of the literary character of the Authorized Version and its influence on the English language. Originally written as a chapter for volume IV of The Cambridge History of English Literature.

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Classic Reprints No. 35
The Old-Fashioned Bible, or Ten Reasons Against the Proposed Baptist Version of the New Testament
By John Dowling

1850
36 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Baptist minister against a proposed Baptist version.

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Classic Reprints No. 36
A Vindication of our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible
By John Henry Todd

1819
158 pages
$15.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Anglican scholar against two critics in favor of a new translation.

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Classic Reprints No. 41
Which Version? Authorized or Revised
By Philip Mauro

1924
119 pages
$15.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a noted author, written long before the present controversy over Bible versions, that is highly critical of the Revised Version and the textual theories upon which it was based.

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Classic Reprints No. 46
Objections to a Baptist Version of the New Testament
By William T. Brantly

1837
66 pages
$10.00

Originally appearing in The Christian Review, and then published separately, this is a defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Baptist minister against a proposed Baptist version. Includes Additional Reasons for Preferring the English Bible as it is, by Octavius Winslow, which was added to the published edition.

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Classic Reprints No. 47
The Excellence of the Authorized Version of the Sacred Scriptures
By James Lister

1820
32 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by an English Baptist minister.

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Classic Reprints No. 48
An Apology for the Common English Bible
By Arthur Cleveland Coxe

1857
72 pages
$10.00

A defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by an Episcopalian bishop against the changes made in it by the American Bible Society.

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Classic Reprints No. 54
The Burning of the Bibles: Defence of the Protestant Version of the Scriptures Against the Attacks of Popish Apologist
By John Dowling

1843
141 pages
$15.00

This book was occasioned by the burning, in 1842, in Champlain, NY, of copies of the Authorized Version of the Bible by Roman Catholics. In this work Baptist minister John Dowling defends the Authorized Version against its Roman Catholic critics while pointing out the errors of the Roman Catholic Bible and the Catholic attitude toward the Bible in general.

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Classic Reprints No. 60
Hebraisms in the Authorized Version of the Bible
By William Rosenau

1903
283 pages
$35.00

Originally presented as the author's thesis at Johns Hopkins University (1900), this book contains an examination of the Hebrew influence on the language of the Authorized Version. In addition to chapters on Hebraisms, other chapters include "Proverbial Biblical Passages in Use," "Biblical Expressions in English Literature," and "Difference Between Hebraisms and English Archaisms."

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Classic Reprints No. 65
A Century of Bibles, or the Authorized Version from 1611 to 1711
By William. J. Loftie

1872
257 pages
$35.00

A detailed history of the first hundred years of the Authorized Version of the Bible—its editions, printings, and printing errors. The author also includes the complete text of the 1659 work by William Kilburne titled Dangerous Errors in Several Late Printed Bibles: To the Great Scandal and Corruption of Sound and True Religion.

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Classic Reprints No. 76
An Authentic Account of Our Authorized Translation of the Holy Bible, and of the Translators: with Testimonies to the Excellence of the Translation
By Henry John Todd

1834
68 pages
$10.00

This defense of the Authorized Version of the Bible by a nineteenth-century Anglican scholar is a sequel to his earlier work titled A Vindication of our Authorized Translation and Translators of the Bible, published in 1819.

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Classic Reprints No. 94
The Sum and Substance of the Conference at Hampton Court
By William Barlow
1604
114 pages
$15.00

The Hampton Court Conference, held in January of 1604, was the conference between the Puritans and King James and some Anglican clergymen in which the suggestion for a new translation of the Bible was made. The king sanctioned the idea, and the King James Bible was born. This "official" account of the conference was commissioned by Bishop Bancroft (1544-1610) of London a few weeks after the conference closed. It was written by William Barlow (d. 1613), who attended the conference in his capacity as the Dean of Chester, and was published in August of 1604 as The Summe and Substance of the Conference, which, it pleased his Excellent Maiestie to have with the Lords, Bishops, and other of his Clergie, (at which the most of the Lordes of the Councell were present) in his Maiesties Privy-Chamber, at Hampton Court. January 14, 1603. Barlow went on to become one of the translators of the new Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 100
The Authorization of the English Bible
By Franklin Gruber, et al.
1881, 1913, 1948, 1991
50 pages
$10.00

Four articles from different perspectives on the subject of the authorization of the English Bible.

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Classic Reprints No. 101
The Noblest Monument of English Prose
By John L. Lowes
1936
29 pages
$10.00

An essay on the Authorized Version by John L. Lowes (1867-1945), a former professor of English Literature and Senior Fellow at Harvard University.

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Classic Reprints No. 107
The Early Nineteenth Century Baptist Bible Controversy
1837, 1842
24 pages
$10.00

A reprint of an article and two brief "Literary Notices" from The Christian Review about the controversy surrounding proposals for a Baptist version of the Bible. Defends the Authorized Version and argues that a sectarian version called for by some Baptists is unnecessary and unwise.

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Classic Reprints No. 115
Three Hundred Years of Printing the Bible 1629-1929
1929
31 pages

$10.00

Issued by Cambridge University Press in 1929 to commemorate the tercentenary of the printing of the Authorized Version at at Cambridge, this is a brief but official account of the printing of the Authorized Version by Cambridge University Press. Includes a likeness of the title page of the first Cambridge edition of the Authorized Version. To this has been added the related 1936 article "Three Centuries of the English Bible."

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Classic Reprints No. 116
An Argument Sustaining the Common English Version
1850
66 pages
$10.00


A defense of the Authorized Version by a group of Baptists "against the project for a revision, as set forth in a pamphlet issued by the Rev. Spencer H. Cone, D.D., and Mr. William H. Wyckoff; embracing the proceedings of a meeting held in the Oliver St. Baptist Church, N. Y., on Thursday evening, April 4, 1850: addressed to the members of the American and Foreign Bible Society, and to the Baptist denomination in the United States." This is prefaced by "A Brief History of the English Version," by Christopher Anderson, and "A Letter to Members of Amity St. Baptist Church, N. Y.," by William R. Williams.

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Classic Reprints No. 140
Studies in the Syntax of the King James Version
By James Moses Grainger
1907
60 pages

$10.00


Originally published as Volume II of Studies in Philology published under the direction of The Philological Club of the University of North Carolina, this is an exhaustive study of the syntax of the King James Version. Covers impersonal constructions, distributive phrasing, do-forms, relative pronouns, and subjunctive mood.

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Classic Reprints No. 141
The That-Clause in the Authorized Version of the Bible
By Hubert G. Shearin

1910
91 pages
$10.00

Originally published as Volume I in the Transylvania University Studies in English, this is an exhaustive study of that clauses in the Authorized Version. Covers substantive clauses, adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses, plus five appendixes. The author was professor of English philology in Transylvania University.

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Classic Reprints No. 144
The Revision of the English Version of the New Testament
By J. B. Lightfoot, Richard Chenevix Trench, and C. J. Ellicott, with an Introduction by Philip Schaff
1873
624 pages

$
60.00

This is a reprint of a compilation of three important works on English Bible revision undertaken by Philip Schaff in 1873. Professor Lightfoot's On a Fresh Revision of the English New Testament, 2nd ed. (1871), Archbishop Trench's On the Authorized Version of the New Testament in Connection with Some Recent Proposals for Its Revision (1859), and Bishop Ellicott's Considerations on the Revision of the English Version of the New Testament (1870). This work is being reprinted for its historical value rather than in defense of its opinions.

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Classic Reprints No. 154
The
Authorised Version and the Triumph of the Ornate Style
By George Saintsbury

1
912
60 pages
$
10.00

George Saintsbury (1845-1933) was for twenty years the Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Edinburgh. This essay on the "Authorised Version and the Triumph of the Ornate Style" is taken from the author's A History of English Prose Rhythm.

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Classic Reprints No. 155
Reasons for Holding Fast the Authorized English Version of the Bible
By Alexander McCaul

1
857
51 pages
$10.00

The author answers the advocates of revising the Authorized Version. He discusses charges against its chapter and verse divisions, Hebraisms, want of uniformity, obsolete words, translation of "Lord," mistranslations, and Greek text.

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Classic Reprints No. 162
Ye and You in the King James Version 
By John S. Kenyon

1914
19 pages

$10.00

Originally published in PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association of America, this is a technical study of the usage of Ye and You in various editions of the King James Version by a noted American linguist.

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