"... an authorized revision of the Revised Standard Version, published in 1952, which was a revision of the American Standard Version, published in 1901, which, in turn, embodied earlier revisions of the King James Version, published in 1611." (preface)
A revision of the Revised Version of 1881 to make it more suited to an American audience. Although our print copies are from 1929, it is the text of the 1901 version. You can view the ASV 1901 edition via HathiTrust.
A new translation authorized by the major British churches, with the exception of the Roman Catholic Church. Intended to be in "timeless English," it made use of manuscript readings that in some cases reordered verses, while relegating others to footnotes.