This title offers King James' translation of the Bible that is presented in an attractively designed edition bound in genuine bonded leather with a ribbon marker. It includes beautiful illustrations from Gustave Doré, distinctive gilt edging and decorative endpapers. These books make elegant additions to any home library. When the King James translation of the Bible was first published in 1611, it was the first time that many people throughout the English-speaking world were able to read the Old and New Testaments in their native tongue. The majestic scope and poetry of the King James translation's language made an incomparable impact on Western religion, culture and literature that still resonates today. This gorgeous bonded leather gift edition also contains over two hundred beautiful, rarely collected full-page illustrations by Gustave Doré (1832-1883).