The Holy Bible : containing the Old Testament and the New, translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty's special command.

Other records:
Standardized Title:
Bible. English. Authorized. 1802.
Other Title:
Reeve's Bible
London : Published for John Reeves, Esq. : Sold by George and WIlliam Nicol, 1802.
9 v. ; 29 cm.
Bible -- Commentaries.
Place of Publication:
England London.
Vol. 1. Genesis-Numbers
v. 2. Deuteronomy-II Samuel
v. 3. I Kings-Esther
v. 4. Job-Psalms
v. 5. Proverbs-Jeremiah
v. 6. Ezekiel-Malachi
v. 7. The Apocrypha
v. 8. Matthew-Acts
v. 9. Epistle to the Romans-Revelation.
"Appointed to be read in churches."
Printed by J. Crowder, H. Baldwin & Son, S. Gosnel, Wilks and Taylor, Cox, Son, and Baylis, T. Bensley. Cf. v. 1, p. xiii.
The Authorized version in Blayney's modern diction (1769), with certain changes, chiefly in format; known as Reeve's Bible. Cf. Herbert, A.S. English Bible.
"The whole Book may be divided into volumes as follows: The first volume to begin with Genesis; the 2d with Deuteronomy; the 3d with 1 Kings; the 4th with Job; the 5th with Proverbs; the 6th with Ezekiel; the 7th to contain The Apocrypha; the 8th to begin with Matthew; the 9th with The Epistle to the Romans. The Prefaces and Notes are to be placed at the end of the volume to which they belong. The Index and Tables are to be placed at the end of the 9th volume, after the Notes."--Directions to the Binder (v. 6).
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the William J. and Irma S. Roach Fund.
Penn Libraries copy bound in 10 volumes as follows: v. 1. Genesis-Exodus 18 ; v. 2 Exodus 19-Numbers ; v. 3. Deuteronomy-II Samuel ; v. 4. I Kings-Esther ; v. 5. Job-Psalms ; v. 6. Proverbs-Jeremiah ; v. 7. Ezekiel-Malachi ; v. 8. The Apocrypha ; v. 9. Matthew-Acts ; v. 10. Epistle to the Romans-Revelation.
Penn Libraries copy extra-illustrated with 729 illustrations mounted on blank paper leaves (with some offsetting from illustrations onto leaves of text).
Penn Libraries copy: v. 1 has ms. bibliographical notes in pencil on verso of front free endpaper and on back free endpaper; a few ms. marks in pencil in text.
Penn Libraries copy: each vol. has ms. notes in pencil on plates recording the book, chapter and verse illustrated; v. 9 has some ms. captions in blue ink on plates and 1 paper slip with ms. caption to plate illustrating John 6:10 in blue ink laid in.
Penn Libraries copy: each vol. has bookplate of Alfred A. Cohen on front pastedown; illustrated bookplate ("CHARLES HOLBROOK LIBRARY PACIFIC SCHOOL OF RELIGION") of the Holbrook Library at the Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.) on front pastedown and oval stamp ("HOLBROOK LIBRARY PACIFIC SCHOOL OF RELIGION") of the same institution on title leaf (half-title of v. 2); numeric stamp ("56722"-"56731") on verso of title leaf (half-title of v. 2); evidence of charge pockets on back pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy: v. 1-9 each has bookseller's label ("HENRY MILLER BOOKSELLER & BINDER 82 NASSAU ST. N.Y.") of Henry Miller (1839-1901) on back pastedown; v. 2 and 10 each has yellow paper bookseller's label ("JOHN HOWELL IMPORTER SAN FRANCISCO") of John Howell Books (San Francisco, Calif.) at foot of back pastedown.
Penn Libraries copy: each vol. bound in full red morocco; boards tooled in gold and blind; gold-tooled spine panels; title and vol. number (with abbreviated titles of books contained) stamped in gold on spine; gold-tooled cover edges and turn-ins; all edges gilt.
Penn Provenance:
Cohen, Alfred A. (Alfred Andrew), 1829-1887 (bookplate)
Pacific School of Religion (Berkeley, Calif.). Holbrook Library (bookplate) (stamp)
Miller, Henry (label)
John Howell Books (San Francisco, Calif.) (label)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Darlow & Moule 985
Herbert, A.S. Engl. Bible, 1457
Chamberlin, W.J. Cat. of Eng. Bible translations, p. 18
Reeves, John, 1752?-1829, publisher.
Nicoll, W. (William), active 1761-1792, bookseller.
Nicol, G. (George), 1740?-1828, bookseller.
Crowder, J. (John), -1830, printer.
Gosnell, Samuel, printer.
Bensley, Thomas, approximately 1760-1835, printer.
H. Baldwin & Son, printer.
Taylor and Wilks (Firm) printer.
Cox, Son, and Baylis, printer.
William J. and Irma S. Roach Fund.
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