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.
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.
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-