Cambridge Authorized Version 1909 (Volumes 1 – 5) – William Aldis Wright (Pure Cambridge Edition)

In 1909 William Aldis Wright, who was the vice-master of Trinity College (Cambridge), made a reprint of the King James Bible of 1611. This reprint is done in 5 volumes. As per this prefatory note, there were 2 issues of the 1611 Authorized Bible, this is the reprint of the first issue (Genesis to Deuteronomy). Here the claim is that the “corrected reading has been adopted in the reprint”.

Cambridge Edition Bible 1909 in PDF format

In 1909 William Aldis Wright, who was the vice-master of Trinity College (Cambridge), made a reprint of the King James Bible of 1611. This reprint is done in 5 volumes. Here the claim is that the “corrected reading has been adopted in the reprint”.

This is the complete set of 5 volumes!

We believe that this edition might be called the Pure Cambridge Edition (that many people believe to be the correct version). However, “12. “spirit” not “Spirit” in 1 John 5:8” (as per https://www.bibleprotector.com/purecambridgeedition.htm) is not met. We are looking into this matter and should post further updates in due course. In the meantime, without wanting to disagree with the website above, their claim is that the Cambridge Bibles printed from 1900 to 1970 are PCE – well, the Bible that we have provided here is printed in 1909 and clearly it does differ to what they claim. Also, the original 1611 has a capitalized S. You can verify it either by using our 1611 provided here https://originalbibles.com/the-original-king-james-bible-1611-pdf/ or https://sceti.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=kjbible&PagePosition=1483

Please be advised, that with all ancient texts, one must be careful and view it together with other editions/reprints (in case some text is lost or unreadable due to age etcetera). However, this does not reduce the pleasure of reading the original and ancient texts!

Please also be advised, that to ensure speedy download and reading, the Bible/book has been embedded (as Adobe pdf) – whilst it is downloading you will see a progress bar. However, before the download completes, if you scroll up or down, during this time, the page WILL look a bit weird. Wait till it downloads and all will be OK.

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Index of the book (please forgive any unreadable bits: this index is computer generated from ancient texts):

14 thoughts on “Cambridge Authorized Version 1909 (Volumes 1 – 5) – William Aldis Wright (Pure Cambridge Edition)

  1. Hi, Thank you for providing original Bibles online. Do you have any further information on whether or not the William Aldis Wright 1909 Cambridge Bible would be considered a Pure Cambridge Edition? God Bless.

  2. Hi, Thanks for the comment. The honest answer is that as per the conditions of the PCE this Bible does not 100% conform. And this is an original Cambridge Bible from the time stated by the PCE supporters. If we find an original PCE version we should put it on the site.

  3. Hi again, After taking a closer look, I don’t think the William Aldis Wright 1909 Bible is a new KJV edition, but an attempted reproduction of the 1611 edition in 1909. I found the following in the “Prefactory Note” beginning on page 11: “There were two issues of the Authorised Version in 1611. The first of these is here reprinted, it is hoped with literal accuracy, from a copy in my possession . . .” And I believe the following provides some corroboration: On page 9, the title of the work is “The Authorised Version of the English Bible 1611.” On the cover and on page 5, I see written “Cambridge English Classics,” which also makes me think this edition is a 1909 reprint of the classic 1611 edition. Also, I see detailed comparisons between the first and second 1611 printings beginning on page 13. Let me know if you disagree. And thank you again for your website.

    1. Thank you! Would you be able to give me a download link to this work so I can download on my computer and view the whole thing. Please let me know.

  4. Hello
    I am having the same problem I posted on another file, the embedded format is perfect for viewing. Everything displays very nice but I was looking to download the complete file so that it may be available to me for offline use. I hope I am not asking for too much, I just would like to study the text.

    1. Hi,

      If you look at our Download a Bible page you should find a link to download this in the comments section

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  7. Hello, I’m looking for the link’s to download all 5 volumes? Any help would be greatly appreciated, and thank you for a wonderful website.

    1. If you understand this is a free website without subscriptions, donations etc. Each month about a TB of data is accessed – such costs and impacts a 100% free service. That is why restrictions on downloads etc – many Bibles are 1+ GB.

      On archive.org you should find such!

      Best wishes!

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