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Gutenberg Bible Facsimile Set with the 1769 Oxford Standardized Revision of the 1611 King James Bible Facsimile Reproduction

2 Volume Gutenberg Bible Facsimile

1769 "Revised Standard Oxford Edition" of the
1611 King James Bible Facsimile Reproduction


New 1454-1455 Gutenberg Bible Facsimile

Hardcover, 2 vols. with booklet, 13.5 x 10in., over 1,200 pages

This facsimile edition derives from one of the very few surviving complete vellum Latin originals worldwide; the Göttingen Library edition, one of the most valuable books in the world, listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World program. All 1,200+ pages of this artistic and technological masterwork are included, along with a companion book written by Stephan Füssel, Gutenberg-Chair at Mainz University, introducing Gutenberg, his transformative influence, and two important documents of the time: the Göttingen Model Book which was used to illuminate the Göttingen Library edition and the only surviving notary document by Ulrich Helmasperger, which records the history of this unique invention and its product, the Gutenberg Bible.

1769 Oxford Standardized Revision of the 1611 King James Bible

The most requested facsimile ever is finally available for the first time in history!

In 1769 Dr. Benjamin Blayney completed his revision of the King James Bible and using Dr. Samuel Johnson’s first edition 1755 printing of the Johnson Dictionary the English language “came of age.” Spelling, punctuation, and grammar became standardized making it possible to teach succeeding generations the fledgling languages’ establishment as a great spoken and written language in the world of communication, commerce and education.

Our most popular facsimile in all of our inventory is the 1611 First Edition King James Bible. There are a number of curious comments that we've heard about this exact facsimile and here are just a few:

  • Why are these words spelled so funny?
  • Why is this so difficult to read?
  • Why are there so many punctuation errors?
  • Why are there so many mistakes?

The answer is quite simple to these questions. When the first King James Bible was printed there was not a dictionary. There was not a standarized spelling for most complicated words. The truth is there were many printing mistakes and when Dr. Blayney finished - he had corrected more than 20,000 spelling and punctuation "mistakes" done by Robert Barker and his printing presses that produced the 1611 King James Bible.

To fully understand the incredible story of the King James Bible - every novice or scholar should read this essay (click here) written by the leading authority on the history of the English Bible - Dr. Craig H. Lampe.

The Bible Museum is making it possible for every Bible loving person to own a facsimile of the first edition of the 1769 Revised Standard Oxford Edition King James Bible. This expert facsimile is designed to be displayed at an altar in your church, your business or your home. 

These large format 1769 Family Bibles measure a huge 15 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide by 3 inches thick, and they are bound by hand using the most beautiful and most durable cover of Italian Fiscagoma Buffalino selected to last a lifetime of daily use.


  ITEM: 1454/55 Gutenberg Facsimile (2 volumes) with 116 page commentary, 1611 King James Version – last revision 1769 facsimile with an original leaf – 250 years old, Plus Original 1611 1st edition Pulpit Bible leaf- $595
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