ATG Quirkies: Time for a Treasure Hunt in Special Collections?

Brian Shetler with the King James Bible he discovered.Credit Lynne DeLade/Drew University

Brian Shetler with the King James Bible he discovered.Credit Lynne DeLade/Drew University

According to this article in the NY Times the library at Drew University is known for its “unusually rich collection of rare books and manuscripts, including hundreds of historic Bibles.” But evidently, there was one special collections treasure that had escaped the notice of scholars and librarians. That is until Brian Shetler, a doctoral candidate in book history, discovered a first edition of the King James Bible long forgotten in the stacks. Needless to say, it’s a fascinating story so if you want to learn more just click here.

Oh! The newly discovered bible “will be added to the library’s current exhibition, “Discoveries and Donations: Uncovered Treasures at Drew University Library,” which runs until Feb. 22, though it might more properly be labeled a rediscovery.”

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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