Bible History

The study of the history of the Bible in English is an inspiring one. The faith, perseverance and wisdom of those early Bible proponents is amazing. This section of books will help you get in touch with our rich heritage.

Bible Lists and Catalogs

Cotton, Henry. Editions of the Bible. 1852. This is a facsimile reprint of Editons of the Bible and Parts Thereof in English from the year MDV to MDCCL. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 446pp $24.00. Click here for a sample page.
Darlow, T. F. and H. F. Moule. Historical Catalogue of Printed Scriptures. 1903. This is a facsimile of The Historical Catalogue of the Printed Editions of Holy Scripture In The Library of The British and Foreign Bible Society In Two Volumes, Volume I - English. This is an 8.5x11 volume, available in hardback 435pp $38.00, paperback 435pp $26.00. Click here for a sample page.
John Holland. Psalmists of Britain. 1843. The Psalmists of Britain: Records, Biographical and Literary, of Upwards of One Hundred and Fifty Authors, who Have Rendered the Whole Or Parts of the Book of Psalms, Into English Verse; with Specimens of the Different Versions, And a General Introduction. This was originally two volumes but is reproduced here in just one volume. This is a 6x9 volume, available in hardback 729pp $42.00. Click here for a sample page.
O'Callaghan, E. B.. List of Editions of the Holy Scriptures, A. 1861. This is a facsimile reprint of A List of Editions of the Holy Scriptures and Parts Thereof Printed in America Previous to 1860. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 483pp $25.00. Click here for a sample page.

Books About English Bible History

Anderson, Christopher. Annals of the English Bible, The. 1845. This is a facsimile reprint of this important work detailing an extensive history of the Bible in English. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback (volume 1) 658pp $29.00, paperback (volume 2) 726pp $29.00. Click here for a sample page.
Eadie, John. English Bible, The. 1876. This is a facsimile reprint of The English Bible: An External and Critical History of the Various English Translations of Scripture/ This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback (volume 1) 460pp $24.00, paperback (volume 2) 516pp $25.00. Click here for a sample page.
Historical Account of the English Versions of the Scriptures, An. 1841. This is a facsimile reprint of the historical introduction to Bagster's 1841 Hexapla. This is the full 160 page original version. This is an excellent history of the early English versions of the Bible such as the Great Bible, Bishops' Bible and others. This is an 8.5x11 volume, available in paperback 160pp $16.00. Click here for a sample page.
Hoare, H. W.. Evolution of the English Bible, The. 1901. This is a historical sketch of the successive versions from 1382 to 1885. It includes a few facsimile pages from old Bibles as well as portraits of Wycliffe, Tyndale and Coverdale. It begins with an excellent chronological table of the development of the English Bible. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 333pp $20.00. Click here for a sample page.
Johnson, Anthony. Historical Account of the Several English Translations of the Bible, An. 1730. This is a facsimile reprint of An Historical Account of the Several English Translations of the Bible and the Opposition They Met with from the Church of Rome. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 111pp $0.00. Click here for a sample page.
Newth, Samuel. Lectures on Bible Revision. 1881. This is a facsimile reprint of Lectures on Bible Revision. It includes an appendix with prefaces to several of the historical Bibles (Tyndale, Coverdale, Geneva, etc). This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 257pp $17.00. Click here for a sample page.
Wright, John. Early Bibles of America. 1894. This is a facsimile reprint of Early Bibles of America; Being a Descriptive Account of Bibles Published in the United Sates, Mexico and Canada. Includes 33 facsimile pages of historic and interesting Bibles. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 565pp $26.00. Click here for a sample page.
Wright, John. Historic Bibles in America. 1905. This work lists and describes several types of historic Bibles found in America. Included are Bibles owned by Kings, Queens, Presidents, Military men, reformers, famous persons, and those of the Confederate States. A great companion to his other work Early Bibles of America. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 258pp $19.00. Click here for a sample page.

Books About English Bible Translators

Carrick, Charles Chester. Wycliffe. 1908. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of John Wycliffe who either translated or began the movement that translated the first New Testament in Middle English. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 336pp $14.00. Click here for a sample page.
Chester, Joseph Lemuel. John Rogers. 1861. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of John Rogers who worked with Tyndale and produced the Matthew Bible of 1537. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 472pp $17.00. Click here for a sample page.
Demaus, Robert. William Tyndale. 1886. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of William Tyndale who translated the first New Testament in Modern English. Revised by Richard Lovett. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 580pp $19.00. Click here for a sample page.
Lowndes, John James. Myles Coverdale. 1838. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of Myles Coverdale who may have helped Tyndale with his translation, made at least two translations of his own and worked on several others. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 272pp $13.00. Click here for a sample page.
Pennington, Arthur Robert. Desiderius Erasmus. 1875. This is a facsimile reprint of a biography of Erasmus who was very active in producing early critical Greek Testaments as well as many other works. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 400pp $15.00. Click here for a sample page.

Books About Specific Versions

Where the Old and New Versions Differ. 1881. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1881 book "Where The Old And New Versions Differ. The Actual changes in the Authorized and Revised New Testament. Printed in parallel columns." This is a volume, available in paperback 346pp $18.00. Click here for a sample page.

Other Books

Specimen Verses. 1915. This book has specimen verses from the many languages that the Scriptures were translated into by 1915. Over 250 different languages are represented, showing John 3:16 for each one. This is a 6x9 volume, available in paperback 58pp $9.00. Click here for a sample page.