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  • 14th-century pilgrim's travel guide

    Manuscript

    This is a 700-year-old traveller’s guidebook: a practical manual for pilgrims walking St James’s Way to Santiago de Comp...

  • 14th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript

    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

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

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...

  • 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...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript

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

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript

    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

    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...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript

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

  • Fragment of a lost gospel known as the Egerton gos...

    Manuscript, Papyrus

    The Egerton Papyrus 2 fragments were among a collection bought by the British Museum in 1934 from a dealer in Egypt. Whe...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Harley Psalter

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...