'Let There Be Light': Celebrating the Bible in English

Friday, 19 November 2010 - Sunday, 20 February 2011
Time: Daily, M-F 9.30 to 8.00; Sat & Sun 11.00 to 4.00
Location: 230 Moray Place, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Organisation: Dunedin Public Libraries
Topic: Bible


This exhibition traces the history and development of the Bible in English from its Latin, Greek and Hebrew antecedents to modern private press editions. In addition to the 1611 KJV, the more than thirty items on exhibit include: a thirteenth-century Latin Vulgate and one leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, a fifteenth-century Wycliffe Gospel Book and one leaf from a Wycliffite Lectionary, the 1550 Textus Receptus printed by Robert Estienne, sixteenth-century printed English editions starting with the 1538 diglot New Testament containing the English version by Tyndale and the Latin of Erasmus, and finely printed editions by John Baskerville and the Golden Cockerel Press.

To download a PDF catalogue, please visit: http://www.dunedinlibraries.govt.nz/heritage/reed-gallery/let-there-be-light. To request a printed copy of the catalogue, please contact Anthony Tedeschi, Rare Books Librarian (atedesch@dcc.govt.nz).

The City of London Nida Museums, Libraries, Archives - London The American Bible Society Bush Theatre