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                          Classification Guide

DATE:     Each entry is keyed to a date. Necessary modifications are made as follows:

1582:      A date standing alone refers to the date on the general title page.

1609-10:  In editions with multiple title pages, the dates of the earliest & latest are cited.

1882 (c):  When there is no dated title page, next preference is given to the copyright date.

                 When there are multiple copyright dates, only the latest is cited.

1820 (i):   In the absence of a dated title page or a copyright date, next preference is given                   to the Imprimatur date. In the case of multiple imprimaturs, only the latest is                   cited.

1817 (x):  If there is no dated title page, and no copyright or Imprimatur date, the latest                  date appearing elsewhere in the edition, such as on a plate, or a piece of                   introductory material, is cited.

1819 (a):  If the edition is completely undated, but a specific date is mentioned in standard

                 bibliographical sources, that date is cited.

1860 (+):  If the edition is undated, or has dates that may be misleading, but there is internal

                 evidence of an early parameter, that date is cited. (A minus sign indicates the date

                 is a late parameter.)

1824         Qualifiers are often added in smaller type. In this case the general title is undated,

(NT Title) but there is a dated  New Testament title. The New Testament or other title date                  is also included as a qualifier when it is earlier than the general title date.  

                                       

Definitions

Version:      The word Version refers to a direct translation into English of a Biblical text                      from Antiquity.

Revision:     For the purpose of this compilation, a Revision is any change or correction to                       a previously translated English text, regardless of the extent of the change or                       correction.

Pagination:  After 1800, the pagination is added in parentheses at the beginning of each                        Bible entry for quick correlation with previous and/or later editions.

Entitled:        In the case of abridgments, paraphrases, commentaries, and harmonies, the                       separate title of the edition is included in the description.

Haydock:      Due to the large number of editions that include commentary by Father                        George Leo Haydock (1774-1849),  a separate classification system was                        developed for that series based on the standard pagination of different                        editions: Haydock 1 through Haydock 8.