Editions of Charles Taze Russell’s Millennial Dawn and Studies in the Scriptures

Note: Researching the teachings of Charles Taze Russell, the founder of the Watchtower Societies and movement, is complicated by the fact that numerous editions of his books were published with small yet significant changes without any notice to the readers. Especially noteworthy are the places where dates and statements concerning dates were altered as Russell’s chronological speculations proved erroneous. This bibliography lists editions of Russell’s six-volume series of books through 1916 (the year of Russell’s death) available online, with full images of the actual printed pages, at Google Books and at Archive.org, with full bibliographical data as they appear in these resources online. A few editions from after 1916 are also listed. In most instances we do not seem to have first editions available online. Where two or more editions from the same year are listed, they are distinguished with lower-case letters (a, b, c). Corrections and additions are welcome.

MD1    Millennial Dawn, Volume I: The Plan of the Ages.
Note: In some editions, the title is shown either on the cover or the title page as The Divine Plan of the Ages.

(1886a) 135th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1886.
© Allegheny, PA: Zion’s Watch Tower, 1886.
https://books.google.com/books?id=ADUQAAAAYAAJ.

(1886b) 470th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1886.
Cover: Millennial Dawn, Volume 1: The Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=vOwYAAAAYAAJ

(1886c) 560th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1886.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn01russgoog/page/n8/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books/about/Millennial_Dawn.html?id=YK4OAAAAIAAJ

(1891) 37th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1891.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn01inruss/page/n7/mode/2up.
Comment: I don’t know why this edition has a lower print number but a later date. 

(1902) 865th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1902.
© Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn01russ/page/n7/mode/2up

(1905) 1,546,000 Edition. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1905.
© Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn02russgoog/page/n4/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=HdoOAAAAIAAJ.
https://books.google.com/books?id=gJ0hAQAAIAAJ

MD2    Millennial Dawn, Volume II: The Time Is at Hand.

(1889) 85th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: Millennial Dawn, Volume II: The Time Is at Hand. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/millennial-dawn-vol.2-the-time-is-at-hand-premiere-edition-1889/page/n3/mode/2up

(1902) 175th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1902.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn02russ/page/n7/mode/2up.

MD3    Millennial Dawn, Volume III: Thy Kingdom Come.

(1891a) Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1891.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn03inruss/page/n9/mode/2up.
Comment: This appears to be the first edition. 

(1891b) 90th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1891.
Cover: Millennial Dawn. Volume III. Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/millennial-dawn-vol.3-thy-kingdom-come-premiere-edition-1891/page/n5/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/studies_in_the_scriptures_volume3/page/n5/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=EO4YAAAAYAAJ

(1898) 135th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1898.
© Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn00russgoog/page/n12/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=w60OAAAAIAAJ

MD4    Millennial Dawn, Volume IV: “The Day of Vengeance.” 

(1897a) 20th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1897.
Cover: Millennial Dawn. Volume IV. The Day of Vengeance. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=YQvrAAAAMAAJ

(1897b) 38th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1897.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn02socigoog/page/n6/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/studies_in_the_scriptures_vol4/mode/2up. (Despite the URL, this is from the Millennial Dawn series.)
https://archive.org/details/TheDayOfVengeanceByCharlesTazeRussell/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=P7MOAAAAIAAJ

(1898) 30th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Tower Publishing Co., 1898.
© Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1897.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn04russ/page/n6/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn03russgoog/page/n6/mode/2up

MD5    Millennial Dawn, Volume V: The At-one-ment between God and Man.

(1899a) 30th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1899.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn05russ/page/n7/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn01socigoog/page/n9/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=99kOAAAAIAAJ

(1899b) 45th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1899.
Cover: The At-one-ment between God and Man. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/millennialdawn05alleuoft/page/n5/mode/2up

MD6    Millennial Dawn, Volume VI: The New Creation.

(1904) 20th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1904.
Cover: The New Creation. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=iCtKAQAAMAAJ

SS1      Studies in the Scriptures, Series 1: The Plan of the Ages.

(1904) 1,298,000 Edition. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1904.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscript00russgoog/page/n4/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=la0OAAAAIAAJ

(1906b) 1,865,000 Edition. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1906.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu01russ_2/page/n5/mode/2up

(1909) 3,108,000 Edition. Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1909.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.158406/page/n5/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.152530/page/n6/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinthescri003257mbp/page/n6/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinthescri014262mbp/page/n6/mode/2up

(1914a) 4,379,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1914.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu01russ_1/page/n5/mode/2up

(1914b) 4,520,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1914.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu01russ/page/n5/mode/2up

(1916) 4,733,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1914.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=WJhVAAAAYAAJ

(1918) 5,263,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1918.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv).
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu01russ_6/page/n5/mode/2up

(1925) 5,770,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1925.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv) (following biography).
Cover: The Divine Plan of the Ages. The Way to Life and Happiness.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu01russ_0/page/n5/mode/2up

(1927) 5,955,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1927.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv) (following biography).
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173446/mode/2up.

SS2      Studies in the Scriptures, Series II: The Time Is at Hand.

(1907) 454,000 Edition. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1907.
© Allegheny: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: The Time Is at Hand. Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/timeisathand00russ/page/n5/mode/2up.

(1911) 1,174,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1911.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: The Time Is at Hand. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinthescri00unknuoft/page/n7/mode/2up.

(1914) 1,452,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1914.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: The Time Is at Hand. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu02russ_1/page/n5/mode/2up

(1915a) 1,582,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1915.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: The Time Is at Hand. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu02russ/page/n7/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=YkoXAAAAYAAJ.
 
(1915b) 1,602,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1915.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscript01russgoog/page/n5/mode/2up

(1919) 1,697,000 Edition. Pittsburgh: International Bible Students Association, 1919.
© Pittsburgh: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
Cover: The Time Is at Hand. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu02russ_0/page/n3/mode/2up.

(1927) 2,123,000 Edition. Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1927.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1889.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv).
https://archive.org/details/StudiesInTheScripturesSeriesIiTheTimeIsAtHand/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173447/mode/2up

SS3      Studies in the Scriptures, Series III: Thy Kingdom Come.

(1910) 829,000 Edition. Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1910.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu03russ_1/page/n7/mode/2up

(1911a) 1,063,000 Edition. Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, 1910.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscript02russgoog/page/n12/mode/2up

(1911b) 1,105,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1911.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinthescri03unknuoft/page/n11/mode/2up.
https://books.google.com/books?id=PIlUAAAAYAAJ

(1914) 1,385,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1914.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu03russ_4/page/n11/mode/2up.

(1915) 1,504,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1915.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu03russ/page/n13/mode/2up

(1918) 1,595,500 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1918.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: Thy Kingdom Come. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu03russ_0/page/n9/mode/2up

(1925) 1,949,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1925.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv).
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.206577/page/n5/mode/2up

(1927) 2,096,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1927.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.179334/page/n1/mode/2up

SS4D   Studies in the Scriptures, Volume IV: “The Day of Vengeance.”

(1910) 139,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1910.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1897.
Cover: The Day of Vengeance. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=rolUAAAAYAAJ

(1911) 155,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1911.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1897.
Cover: The Day of Vengeance. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu04russ/page/n5/mode/2up

SS4B   Studies in the Scriptures, Series IV: “The Battle of Armageddon”.
Note: This is the same book as “The Day of Vengeance” with a different title.

(1912) 230,500 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1912.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1912.
Cover: The Battle of Armageddon. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=blFDAAAAYAAJ

(1919) 543,000 Edition. Pittsburgh: International Bible Students Association, 1919.
© Pittsburgh: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1897.
Cover: The Battle of Armageddon. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv).
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu04russ_0/page/n3/mode/2up

(1927) 971,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1927.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1897.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173448/mode/2up

SS5      Studies in the Scriptures, Series V: The At-one-ment between God and Man.

(1899) 30th Thousand. Allegheny, PA: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1899.
https://books.google.com/books?id=99kOAAAAIAAJ.
Note: This date appears to be the original date of publication in the Millennial Dawn series, not the date of this edition. 

(1910) 116,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1910.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinthescri011970mbp/page/n5/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.157271/page/n6/mode/2up

(1911) 155,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1911.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
Cover: At-one-ment between God and Man. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu05russ/page/n5/mode/2up

(1926) 1,015,500 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1926.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1891.
“Author’s Foreword” by Charles T. Russell, Oct. 1, 1916 (i–iv).
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.173440/mode/2up.
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.108272/page/n5/mode/2up.

SS6      Studies in the Scriptures, Series VI: The New Creation.

(1911) 110,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1911.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1904.
Cover: The New Creation. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=pIpUAAAAYAAJ

(1915) 364,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1915.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1904.
Cover: The New Creation. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://archive.org/details/studiesinscriptu06russ/page/n7/mode/2up

(1916) 401,000 Edition. Brooklyn: International Bible Students Association, 1916.
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1904.
Cover: The New Creation. A Helping Hand for Bible Students.
https://books.google.com/books?id=SgtOAQAAMAAJ.
https://books.google.com/books?id=dZlVAAAAYAAJ

DPA1  The Divine Plan of the Ages: And the Corroborative Testimony of the Great Pyramid in Egypt God’s Stone Witness and Prophet.

London: International Bible Students Association, [1913?].
© Brooklyn: Watch Tower Bible & Tract Society, 1886.
https://archive.org/details/TheDivinePlanOfTheAgesAndTheGreatPyramid/page/n3/mode/2up.

 

 

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