Last Updated on 12/23/2005 by bidz

U of M has rare Bible

Fort Frances Times Online
December 22, 2005

“Tidings of great joy have come to the University of Manitoba with the discovery that a Bible donated to one of its founding colleges more than a century ago is one of the first King James Bibles ever printed.

“The discovery is a nice Christmas present,” said Shelley Sweeney, head of archives and special collections at the university’s libraries.

Original first editions printed in 1611 in England have sold for more than $400,000 (U.S.) at recent auctions, but the university plans to hang onto its treasure.”

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