KJV 1611 purchase advice

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Which is the most accurate facsimile of the original 1611 edition?

    Getting ready to buy one and I have $25 credit at Amazon.
     
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    I have a Hendrickson Publishing Edition, which supposedly has every word, text and extratextual material added by the translators. The main difference 'tween it & an original is it's printed in modern print insteada Gothic. I got it at Wal-Mart for $18.

    I had a Nelson's edition, which I believe was accurate. Unfortunately, I sold it to a gent who was utterly fascinated with it. I believe that sale was to his gain, as I think he came to the Lord by reading it.

    I have compared the Hendy with sone of the actual AV pages found online, and it's 100% accurate save for the modern print of the Hendy.

    I have not seen any repros other than those two.

    IMO, you couldn't make a better $25 investment. I hope to find an inexpensive 1560 Geneva repro some day.
     
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    I have a copy of the 1611 reprint in Roman type by Hendrickson Publishers and a copy of the 1611 reprint in Roman type by Thomas Nelson. I am not aware of any differences in the actual text between them. The reprint by Hendrickson has some extra introductory pages that have a history of the early English Bibles. These reprints even have the actual printing errors found in the 1611.

    I also have a copy of digital reproduction of a 1611 KJV in the Gothic type that was published by Lazarus Ministry Press or Vintage Archives, 2020 Builders Place, Columbus, OH 43204 that I obtained at www.greatsite.com. I am not aware of any differences in the actual text between this reproduction and the reprints in Roman type by Thomas Nelson and Hendrickson. This reproduction does have some extra pages [34] or material that was found in the original 1611 edition such as "The Genealogies of Holy Scriptures" that are not included in the Thomas Nelson and Hendrickson editions. It also has the page with the royal coat of arms with a lion and unicorn that is not found in the Thomas Nelson and Hendrickson reprints. This reproduction also reprints the actual ornamental initials found in the 1611 edition, but that are not found in the Thomas Nelson and Henrickson reprints. This large reproduction in Gothic type is much more expensive than the reprints in Roman type.
     
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    Robycop3: //I have a Hendrickson Publishing Edition, which supposedly has every word, text and extratextual material added by the translators. The main difference 'tween it & an original is it's printed in modern print insteada Gothic. I got it at Wal-Mart for $18.

    //I had a Nelson's edition, which I believe was accurate. Unfortunately, I sold it to a gent who was utterly fascinated with it. I believe that sale was to his gain, as I think he came to the Lord by reading it.//

    I had both these KJV1611s.
    I never found any difference between the two.
    Now one is out of print and the price should be going up.
    Buy the one still being printed, it is likely cheaper.

    I gave the Hendrickson away to one of the KJVOs who post here.
    But he didn't convert.
     
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    I have a Thomas Nelson reprint, and although it's very close, I compared it to a scan of an actual 1611, and found that although usually the words were identical, there are numerous differences in captialization and punctuation. I have a graphic highlighting such differences on my harddrive somewhere, if I find it I'll post it.

    Basically, the Hendrickson and Nelson reprints are fantastic for general comparison of the 1611 to modern KJVs, but you'll have to get an actually fascimile (Gothic print, scanned from actual 1611 pages) and not a reprint (Roman type, and I'm not sure but I think the marginal notes are actually from a 1613 as well) for every "jot and tittle" of a real 1611. [​IMG]
     
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    Roger, I would say that unless you have a very strong reason for wanting to spend $250 for a photographic reproduction of the 1611 KJV you would be far wiser to go with one of the more economical versions. [​IMG]
     
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    LOL! ROFLOL! Of course!
     
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    [snipped] . . there are those for whom $250 is an issue. [snipped]

    [ January 01, 2006, 04:54 PM: Message edited by: Dr. Bob ]
     
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    $250 is an issue for some of us Keith and I appreciate your noting of it.

    Not all of us have $250 lying around to buy all that we want. For me the weak dollar and Irish inflation has made $250 a LOT of money that would be better spent elsewhere - like on gorceries ;) .

    I appreciate the advice and will probably wait till I can get to Wal-Mart in the spring to buy an $18 Hendrickson.

    Since the OP's request is fulfilled the thread is closed.
     
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