Books & Bibles

Witness History

See Ancient Biblical Relics Firsthand

The Fenton Collection Exhibit showcases a collection of rare Bibles and special display pieces. Included in this collection is a leaf from the Gutenberg Bible (1455), a Tyndale New Testament (1566), Coverdale Bible (1535), Great Bible (1539), Geneva Bible (1608), Bishop’s Bible (1568), 1611 edition King James Bible, and 1762 revised King James Bible.
Printed in Latin, the Gutenberg Bible leaf is from Numbers 22. Published on the Gutenberg printing press circa 1455, the leaf is one of less than 50 copies of the Bible known to exist today.

The Bibles

  • A leaf from the Gutenberg Bible, 1455
  • The Coverdale Bible, 1535
  • The Matthews Bible, 1537
  • The Great Bible, 1539
  • The Geneva Bible, 1560
  • Tyndale New Testament, 1566
  • The Bishop’s Bible, 1568
  • Authorized King James Bible – The Great “He”, 1611
  • Authorized King James Bible – The Great “She”, 1611
  • First Cambridge Edition King James Bible, 1629
  • King James Bible, 1762