A first edition of the King James Bible is to be auctioned at Bonhams next month. It is expected to fetch between £6,000 and £8,000 when it goes under the hammer on June 7th along with other rare books and manuscripts. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the completion of the King James Bible and churches across the UK and beyond are celebrating the mile- stone with special services, exhibitions, lectures and other events. The King James Bible was begun in 1604 and completed in 1611. Nearly 50 translators were involved in writing what is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant books in the English language. The beauty of the text has won praise even from the unlikeliest of people, including prominent atheists Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens.