One of the most popular questions that I’ve gotten is to make comparisons between the LCBP Note-Takers, Cambridge Concord Wide Margin, and the RL Allan Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin KJVs. I decided to share my latest response including a few photos. The Bibles are: LCBP 2nd Edition Note-Takers in Ironed Calfskin, Cambridge Concord Wide Margin in French Morocco (with custom thumb-index), and the RL Allan Brevier Clarendon Wide Margin in Highland Goatskin. The updated Note-Takers is the most readable. It has an 11.5-point font with about a 12.5 leading. The font is sharp and clean, is bold, and has minimal show-through. The Concord...Read More
Category: RL Allan
Here are a few comparison photos of the RL Allan New King James Bible. Comparisons include the RL Allan Clarendon Wide Margin, Cambridge Concord, TBS Westminster, Thompson Chain Reference, Cambridge NKJV Wide Margin, RL Allan Longprimer, and the Cambridge Clarion. ...Read More
One of RL Allan’s latest editions is a Highland Goatskin treatment of Holman’s New King James Version Classic Reference Edition Bible. It’s a double-column, verse format, red-letter, reference edition with an amazing cover and a semi-bold print. Pros Semi-bold font Highland goatskin cover 3 ribbons Cons Too much show-through Text feels cramped No lined paper for notes No index to maps Features NKJV text Highland goatskin cover Smyth sewn binding Presentation page Family history section Preface to NKJV 9/10-point font Red-letter 2 column, verse format Center-column references with translation notes Section headings Book introductions Harmony of the Gospels Concordance...Read More
To commemorate their 150th anniversary, R.L. Allan is releasing two special commemorative edition Bibles. These special editions are limited to 150 copies each and are available for pre-order (my thanks to Brian for the info). The editions are an ESV New Classic Readers and a KJV Longprimer, both in antique mahogany. Here are the details from Allan’s retail site, Bibles-Direct.com: Allan ESV New Classic Readers Commemorative Edition Product Code ESVCOM Product Description Special 150th Anniversary Commemorative Edition, limited to 150 copies Bound in natural grain, antique mahogany goatskin leather Semi yapp style with 15mm overlap Printed on superb 32gsm India paper by Jongbloed in the Netherlands Red under gold page edges with three sable ribbon markers Double column, centre column references format with presentation page and family pages, concordance and 8 pages of colour Bible maps Includes 32 pages of lined writing paper Each copy bears the company seal and individual number Page Size: 9 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches ( 235 x 160mm) Type Size: 1o pt Book Bulk: 1 1/4 inch Publication: November 2013 Allan Longprimer Commemorative Edition Product Code 53COM Product Description Special 150th Anniversary Commemorative Edition, limited to 150 copies Bound in natural grain, antique mahogany goatskin leather Full yapp style covers, leather lined Red under gold page edges, double gilt line inside covers Three sable coloured ribbon markers Printed on...Read More
Bibles-Direct (Allan’s on-line store) now has the NKJV Allan Classic Reference Bible in stock. It’s in highland goatskin and is available in black, brown, or red. Here’s more info from their site: This beautiful NKJV edition features a larger type, reference text printed on lightweight India paper with Christ’s words in red, and strongly sewn-bound by R L Allan for a long-lasting life of regular use. It is available here: New King James Version NKJV > Allan Classic Reference...Read More
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