Title: The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments
Translated out of the original tongues:
Being the version set forth A.D. 1611
Compared with the most ancient authorities and revised.
Printed for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge.
Preface to the Edition with Marginal References
The companies appointed for the Revision of the Old and New testaments had the question of marginal references under consideration at an early period in the course of their work. They submitted it to two small Committees, one from each Company, who were requested to confer and report to the Companies. The Committee of the Old Testament Company were of opinion that, until it was known whether the Revised Version would be accepted, it would be premature to furnish it with marginal references, and no further steps were taken by them. The Committee of the New testament Company, however the active members of which were Dr. Scrivener and Dr.Moulton, compiled a very elaborate body of marginal references for the New Testament, which were printed for the use of the Company, but for which the Committee alone were responsible.
In preparing these references the Committee were allowed by the Syndics of the Cambridge University Press to make use of the references in the Paragraph Bible edited for them by Dr.Scrivener in 1873. The references so prepared were submitted to the company who expressed a general approval of them, but resolved to issue the Revised version of the New Testament in the first instance without any marginal references, except such as had already been inserted by them. At the same time they conveyed to the University Presses of Oxford and Cambridge their earnest wish that, in consideration of the labour care and thought bestowed upon these references, a place might be found for them in their integrity in some editions of the revised version. It was therefore agreed by the University Presses to print one edition at least of the Revised Version of the New Testament with the marginal references prepared by the Committee of the New Testamnet Company of Revisers. After the death of Dr.Scrivener the task of final revision and verification remained in Dr Moulton's hands, but owing to unforeseen delays it had not been completed at the time of his death in February, 1898.
The marginal references given in the original edition of the Authorised Version of 1611 have been retained as far as possible, and the Contributors have availed themselves largely of the references in Dr. Scrivener's Paragraph Bible, which they were instructed to make the basis of their work.
The Bible is in good condition throughout.
The Bible has no dust jacket.
The Bible is leather bound.
The Bible has brown boards and gilt lettering to the spine and a gilt block of Christ's Hospital on the front upper board.
The spine has compartments and raised bands.
The page edges are all gilt.
The upper front board has wear and the lower outer corner has been worn away to show the cardboard cover.
The cover has come apart at the upper front hinge.
The rear lower board has wear along the edges and scratches along the centre of the board.
The head and tail of the spine have been worn.
The spine has been faded by sunlight.
As can be seen from the picture the front endpage contains a bookplate stating: 'The Gift of the Governors of Christ's Hospital to Neville Trend Ratcliffe the 29th day of July 1909'.
The front endpage contains some minor stains by the hinge.
As can be seen from the pictures the rear endpage contains an Office of Preparation for holy Communion for use at Christ's Hospital and a piece of paper embossed The Palace Chichester with an inked inscription.
As can be seen from the pictures the Bible contains coloured maps in the index. The Bible is illustrated with 11 maps and one plan of the temple rebuilt by Herod.