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    Bibles from around the world: The Hibernian Bible Society collection at Maynooth University Library

    McCormack, Barbara (2017) Bibles from around the world: The Hibernian Bible Society collection at Maynooth University Library. Sconul Focus, 70. pp. 1-7. ISSN 1745-5790

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    One of the largest research collections at Maynooth University Library ( ) is the Hibernian Bible Society (HBS) collection, which contains over 2,000 bibles in more than 600 languages. In 1986 the HBS bible collection was permanently deposited in the Russell Library ( ) at Maynooth University ( ) and St Patrick’s College, Maynooth ( A series of sheaf catalogues accompanied the collection, providing important details relating to provenance and imprints. Items in the collection have retained their original shelf-marks and are identifiable by the prefix ‘HBS’. Highlights of the collection include copies of the first published edition of the Greek New Testament, the King James Bible and the earliest edition of the Old Testament in Irish.1 A decision was made in late 2016 to catalogue material in the HBS collection retrospectively, as part of the Russell Library Cataloguing Project.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Maynooth University Library; Collections; Bibles; Hibernian Bible Society;
    Academic Unit: University Library
    Item ID: 9057
    Depositing User: Ms Barbara McCormack
    Date Deposited: 05 Dec 2017 10:53
    Journal or Publication Title: Sconul Focus
    Publisher: Sconul
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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