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Common to all Cambridge translations:
A. Pitt Minion. All Cambridge Bible translations begin with the Pitt Minion Format, a small, personal size Bible (4.75 x 6.875) While portable – they are loved by many but are impractical for anyone who is struggling to see normal size print. Here are some photos of this line.
B. Wide Margins. Most Cambridge Bible translations (except NLT) have a Wide Margin line. The layout and pagination of the Bible text are identical to the smaller Pitt Minion, but this edition has enlarged text, wide margins for personal notes and is printed on paper that stands up well to note-taking. (7.25 x 9) Here are some photos of this series.
C. Clarion. Cambridge has a new format known as the Clarion series. It is a paragraph format Bible with references in the margins. It is a personal size Bible, but is highly legible. It is currently available in the KJV, NKJV, ESV, NASB & NIV. All Clarions are currently black letter. Here are some photos of this series.
D. Material and Color Choice. Pitt Minions and Wide Margins come with a choice of binding material. Bindings range from the contemporary ‘faux’ leather to the most durable and flexible goatskin. This material choice is the largest single determiner of price. For example, the ESV has 3 material choices for its Pitt Minion: Trutone, French Morocco (split calfskin) and Goatskin. Apart from this material difference-the paper, sewing, typeface, etc. are similar. We do not stock the faux material any longer.
E. Cambridge KJV– In addition to the Pitt Minion, Clarion and Wide Margin Series, the King James Version has a wider spectrum of choice-the KJV has about 10 different Cambridge editions in addition to the the Pitt Minion, Clarion and Wide Margin.
English Standard Version (ESV)
a. Pitt Minion (4.75 x 6.875) Available in Trutone (black letter), French Morocco (Burgundy-Red Letter), Goatskin (Black-Red Letter & Brown-black letter) Here is pdf of the text.
b. Clarion (5.125 x 7.0625) Available in Calfsplit (black letter), Calfskin (Brown-Black Letter), Goatskin (Black-Black Letter) Here are photos of this Bible.
c. Wide Margin (7.25 x 9) Available in Hardback (black Lettter), Brown Bonded Leather (red letter), Goatskin (red letter and black letter)
ESV Pitt Minion
ESV Wide Margin
|5.1″ x 7.4″||7.6″ x 9.5″|
|4.5″ x 6.9″||6.9″ x 8.9″|
|15 oz||2 lb 8 oz|
|6 ¾ /7 pt Lexicon||8/8 pt Lexicon|
|Trutone, French Morocco, Goatskin||Hardback, Bonded, Goatskin.|
|Card||Synthetic for Goatskin|
|1/4″||1.4″ (side) 1″ (bottom) .8″ (top)|
|India||Bible Paper (most opaque)|
Lined Paper in back
|Black or Red||Black or Red|
|Art Gilt (Red Under Gold) Applies only to Goatskin||Art Gilt only for Goatskin|
|No Gilt Line||No Gilt Line|
|1 or 2||2 for Goatskin; 1 for hbk and bonded|
Introduction to each book
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
a. Pitt Minion- (4.75 x 6.875) available in black and burgundy French Morocco, black and brown goatskin-all NASB Bibles have the words of Christ in red.
b. Clarion (5.125 x 7.0625) Available in Calfsplit (black letter), Calfskin (Brown-Black Letter), Goatskin (Black-Black Letter)
c. Wide Margin (8.125 x 10) -availble in black French Morocco and Goatskin-all NASB Bibles have the words of Christ in red.
New King James Version (NKJV)
a. Pitt Minion- 4.75 x 6.875 -All NASB Pitt Minions have the words of Christ in red. Available in burgundy and black French Morocco, black and brown goatskin.
b. Wide Margin- 7.25 x 9-Words of Christ in red for all Bibles-Available in black Goatksin, French Morocco; and a blue hardback. The goatskin has art gilt edges.
c. Clarion (5.125 x 7.0625) Available in Calfsplit (black letter), Calfskin (Brown-Black Letter), Goatskin (Black-Black Letter)
New International Version (NIV) (2011)
a. Pitt Minion (4.75 x 6.875) – All editions are red letter.
b. Wide Margin -10.1 x 8.1 x 1.6
King James Version (KJV)
a. Concord Reference- this is our overall favorite Cambridge Bible. It’s set in a classic reference format. The type is bold, crisp and clear. The paper is opaque. This Bible is one of the best Bibles that we carry. Here is our Concord Reference Bible Page.
b. Personal Concord Edition- This is a smaller version of the Concord – it does not match the quality of its larger brother.
c. Clarion Reference. (7.0625 x 5.125) Black letter.
d. Cameo Reference Bible – (4 7/8″ x 7″) A truly superb personal size Bible. We have a Cameo Reference Page.
e. Concord Wide Margin. (7 1/4 x 9) Cambridge Wide Margins are known to be the best overally Wide Margins in the industry. They are designed specifically for study and note taking.
f. Lectern Bible
g. New Paragraph Bible – (5.25 x 8.25)
h. Heritage Edition and Prayer Book – (4.75 x 6.875)
i. Standard Text – (5 1/4 x 7 1/2)
j. KJV/RV Interlinear – (6.75″ x 9″)
k. Large Print Text – (6.75 x 9.38)
Comparison Chart Below:
|Concord Ref.||Personal Concord||Presentation Ref.||Concord Wide Margin|
|Times Semi-bold||Times Semi-bold||Antique Old Style||Times Semi-bold|
|6.1″ x 8.5″||7.3″x 4.9″||9.65″ x 6.3″||9.64″7.87″|
|5.5″ x 8.24″||6.87″ x 4.5″||9.25″ x 6″||9″ x 7.25″|
|1 lb 11 oz||1 lb 4 oz||2 lb 6 oz||3lb 1 oz|
|8/9 pt||7 pt||10/11 pt||8/9 pt|
|Goat or French Morocco||French Morocco||Goatskin or French Morocco||Goatskin, Calfskin, French Morocco|
|Synthetic||Card||Synthetic or Card||Synthetic or Card|
|Art Gilt for Goat.||Gilt||Art Gilt for Goatskin||Art Gilt for Goatskin and Calfskin-Gold for French Morocco.|
|14mm/ .55″||9 mm/.35″||13mm/.51″||35mm/1.37″ (side & bottom) 20mm/.78″ (top)|
|Opaque||Bible Paper||India||Bible Paper|
|Thumb Index||Yes for French Morocco||No.|
Italics for inserted text
Lined Paper in back
|Black or Red||Red||Red||black letter|
|Art Gilt for Goat||Gilt||Art Gilt for Goatskin-Gold for French Morocco.||Art Gilt for Goatskin and Calfskin.|
|No Gilt Line||No Gilt line||Gilt Line||No Gilt line|
on Cover & Spine
|Yes for Goat and French Morocco||No.||Yes||Yes|
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