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First element of call number: Bible (with prefixed f, m, or p if needed), followed by a space (no period)

Begin second element of call number with a letter for the language per to the following scheme:

A

Polyglot

B

Hebrew, Syriac, Aramaic

C

Greek

D

Latin

E

Arabic

F

Armenian

G

Bohemian

H

Danish & Norwegian

J

Dutch & Flemish

K

English, including Anglo-Saxon

L

Finnish

M

French, including dialects

N

German, including dialects

O

Hungarian

P

Italian, including dialects

Q

Polish

R

Portuguese

S

Romansch

T

Russian

U

Spanish

V

Swedish

W

Welsh

X

 

Y

Minor languages

Z

 

Follow the letter with a period and a 3-digit date. For the first edition in a particular year, add nothing further; for the second edition, add a b; for the 3rd, a c, etc. Reserve the letter a for issues, according to the regular Houghton scheme.

This classification is linguistic and chronological only; no attempt is made to differentiate complete Bibles from single Testaments or separate books. In general, Bibles are to be classified here only when they cannot go elsewhere.

Examples:

Bible D.583

An edition of the Bible in Latin, printed in 1583.

Bible D.583b

Another edition in Latin, printed in the same year.

f Bible P.737

A folio edition in Italian, printed in 1737.