One Book, Many Forms

What can we learn from the different sizes and formats in which the King James Bible soon appeared, the distinctive bindings of individual copies, and the family records and other notes written in by the Bible’s readers and owners?

In One Book, Many Forms (left), one of several new videos created for this website, the curators of the Folger Manifold Greatness exhibition explore these and other aspects of the physical form of the King James Bible—including the growing popularity of illustrated editions over the centuries and the role of the King James Bible in today’s digital media.

This video was filmed in part in the Old Reading Room of the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC.


Video: Select the start button. Choose Transcript to read the words.