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  • 14th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript Created date: 1375–1425

    This is a manuscript copy of the ‘Wycliffite Bible’ – the first complete copy of the Bible in the English language. Why...

  • 15th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: Early 15th century

    A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...

  • Book of Common Prayer

    Printed book

    The first English Book of Common Prayer, published in 1549. Who wrote it? In September 1548 a committee under the presid...

  • Catechism in the Kikongo language

    Printed book

    This is a catechism – a summary of Christian teaching. It is in Portuguese and Kikongo, the language of the independent ...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 4th century–3rd quarter of the 4th century

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • Complutensian Polyglott Bible

    Printed book

    The so-called ‘Complutensian Polyglot Bible’ is the first of the great multi-lingual editions of the complete Bible prod...

  • Cotton Genesis

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century–6th century

    The Cotton Genesis is one of the great treasures of the British Library. Created probably in Egypt in the 5th or 6th cen...

  • Coverdale Bible

    Printed book

    A 1535 copy of Miles Coverdale’s translation of the Bible. Was Coverdale’s Bible illegal? Following the publication of...

  • Erasmus's Novum Testamentum omne

    Printed book

    A first edition of Erasmus’s Latin translation of the New Testament. What did the translation consist of? The Dutch Cath...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript Created date: Late 17th century

    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 15th century

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...

  • Harley Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1000

    The Harley Psalter is one of the great masterpieces of late Anglo-Saxon book art. It was written and decorated at Christ...

  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript Created date: 12th century, pre 1153

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • King James Bible, 1611

    Printed book, Book

    The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It w...