Category: Large Print

Vintage Zondervan Longprimer

Charles Jackson recently obtained this beautiful Zondervan Imperial Longprimer. Here is his thoughts and the photos he shared. My thanks to Charles for this article.                   This is a Longprimer from the Zondervan Imperial Bible line. It is a vintage edition from the 60’s or 70’s. I am not sure of the specific year.  The grain on the Bible is very pronounced. It has long striation which I happen to like very much.   This angle shows of the semi yapp edges of this Bible along with the beautiful gold gilt.   This Bible was bound in Brown Cowhide and is bonded leather lined. I believe that it will break in beautifully over time. The bonded leather liner will prevent it from being truly liquid but I believe it will be flexible.  The page layout is two column with center column references. You can see the gold gilt line impressed into the liner that outlines the page edges when the Bible is open. The Bible contains a single ribbon marker.     There are presentation pages at the front of this Bible.  You can see the overcast stitch feature which is seen here in the Concordance of the Bible.  The Bible does contain colored maps behind the concordance.  A unique feature in this...

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The Books of the Bible NIV – Review

The Books of the Bible is a Bible that was developed for a unique reading experience. It contains no chapter or verse numbers – just the text. It’s also arranged differently than the standard book arrangement. The books are arranged by literary form. Pros Designed for reading in the original literary forms Cons Book order difficult to get used to Features 2011 NIV Single column Paragraph format Poetry in verse format Books arranged by literary form Black letter 10/12 font End notes 1908 pages 9.25 x 6.5 x 1.5 ISBN: 9780310400578 Cover and Binding This edition is hard cover...

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Holman Hand Size Giant Print Reference Bible KJV – Review

Holman’s Hand Size Giant Print Reference Bible is an affordable hand sized Bible with a nice and readable 12-point font, red-letter, and thumb-index. Pros 12-point font Elegant cover Thumb-index Cons Very few references Small concordance Features KJV 12-point font Red-letter In-text references In-text translation notes Thumb-index 8 color maps Ribbon marker Imitation leather Gilted edges Presentation page Family pages Study helps Concordance Pronunciation Messianic prophesies marked with stars 8.5 x 5.75 x 1.5 ISBN: 978-1-4336-0350-1 1568 pages Lifetime guarantee Printed in China Around $20 Cover and Binding This edition is a beautiful 2-piece mahogany imitation leather called Mahogany Leathertouch....

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Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible Review

  Crossway has filled the ESV large print void with their recently released ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible. It’s a true thinline at one inch thick, but still has a 10.5 font and manages to find room for 80,000 cross-references. The unique layout sets the cross-references away from the text, improving readability. Pros Large print Line matching 1 inch thick Sewn binding Cons References are small- may be difficult for some readers needing a large print Bible Features include: 2011 ESV text Family Records section Preface to ESV Explanation of Features 10.5 font Red-letter TruTone cover Sewn binding Ribbon marker 8 Maps 80,000 cross-references Translation notes 2 column text Table of Weights and Measures Gilted edges 1248 pages 9.5 x 6.5 x 1 ISBN: 978-1-4335-3281-8 Lifetime guarantee   Available from: Christianbook: Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible Amazon: Crossway ESV Large Print Thinline Reference Bible   Cover and Binding The cover of this edition is an imitation leather known as TruTone. I really like Trutone. It’s economical and  has a great look and feel. I like how they press designs into the cover. The cover feels soft to the touch. It has a smooth grain- kind of like calfskin. The edges of the cover are stitched. This helps improve the quality of the cover construction, making the Bible last longer. It is paper lined, which makes the cover slightly...

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