October 31, 2004

Holy Bible, Book divine

If, like me, you are interested in the history of the English Bible, the Schoenberg Center for Electronic Text and Image at the University of Pennsylvania has placed scans of the entire first edition of the Authorized Version of the Bible, published in 1611, on the Web. Each page can be viewed individually, and you can also zoom in on details.

Also of interest, to me at least, is an extensive collection of Shakespeare publications, including First Folio and quarto editions.

This is one of those sites that really makes the whole Web worthwhile.