USC marks 400th anniversary of King James Bible
“Many libraries worldwide are celebrating this anniversary, but they don’t have our resources,” said Patrick Scott, director of the Irvin Department and curator of the exhibit. “We already have a great collection that deserves to be seen by a new generation of students and by members of the community.”
Other sections of the exhibit trace the influence of the King James Bible in literature, from Milton and Bunyan to modern writers, and show how it has inspired printers and illustrators. The display includes fine editions such as the Doves Press Bible from 1903-1905 and Eric Gill’s Golden Cockerel Press “Four Gospels.”
The materials have been collected gradually during the past 200 hundred years. The newest additions on display are leaves from historic American Bibles, recently donated by USC alumnus Dr. Alex Pappas.
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