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University's Bible discovered to be rare first edition
Last Updated Dec 21 2005 04:01 PM CST
Scholars have discovered an old Bible in the University of Manitoba's archives is a rare first edition, first printing of the King James Bible.
"We had hoped that it was going to be a first editing, first printing, but we couldn't confirm it until now," said Dr. Shelley Sweeney, . of archives at the University of Manitoba Libraries.
"It's just amazing that something printed 400 years ago in England, it's the most popular book in on earth, essentially, more than 1 billion in print, and here is the first edition, first copy.