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We recently cataloged a Bible in our collection that was given "In memory of Joseph Sylvester Clark, first secretary and devoted friend, when friends were few, of the Congregational Library Association, presented by his son." This Bible is now on display with other Bibles from our stacks. The title page reads: "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. Appointed to be read in churches." This Bible was published in London by George R. Eyre and William Spottiswoode in 1871.


I have purchased a Bible that is the same as list...

I have purchased a Bible that is the same as listed above. I can't locate a date and was wondering if you may be able to help. Besides the dialoge above is also says "LONDON-33, Paternoster Row, E.C.
Edinburgh, Glosgow, Melbourne, Sydney, and New York." Does this give any clues to the date of this Bible?
Thank you for your help,
Jan Ayers