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

Collection Data

"This Bible, edited by Gilbert McCallum, and known as The Queen's Bible, was prepared for the International Exhibition of 1862. It was one of the earliest books for which machinery was used for composing, though the printing was done by hand. Only 170 copies were published ... The work was also issued in twenty parts" --Herbert.
Frith, Francis (Photographer)
Leighton, John, 1822-1912 (Binding designer)
McCallum, Gilbert (Editor)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1862 - 1863
Place: Glasgow; Edinburgh; London
Publisher: William Mackenzie
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection
Shelf locator: MFZ+++ (Frith) 02-4248
Palestine -- Landscapes (Representations)
Content: According to license, bible printed in Great Primer Type, Royal Folio size, in an edition of 170
Citation/reference: Herbert, A.S. Engl. Bible, 1940 (1217)
Physical Description
Extent: 2 v. ([16], 1344 p., [57] leaves of plates) : mounted ill., 48 x 34.5 x 9 cm., pages 46 x 34 cm.
Binding: Red morocco, embossed with royal cipher and other ornaments, by Leighton; with brass mountings and clasps. Each vol. enclosed in plush-lined wooden box with brass mountings.
Albumen prints
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15453497
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b9545400-c6e8-012f-b834-58d385a7bc34
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