Q. What is the oldest English language book in Special Collections?
The oldest English language book in Special Collections is the 1568 copy of The Holie Bible: conteynyng the olde Testament and the newe, which was printed in London. Also known as the "Bishops' Bible", the "Treacle Bible", and the "Gentlemen's Bible", this edition is a revision of the Great Bible version, undertaken by Matthew Parker, archbishop of Canterbury, with the assistance of many bishops and well known Biblical scholars. While this book is not available for checkout, feel free to drop by during the Reading Room's open hours to peruse view this work.