Allan KJV 43 Longprimer Thinline Black Highland Goatskin Bible

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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New Thinline Longprimer 43 edition. Further colour options available soon.

First printed in 1952, the King James Version Longprimer Bible is a sumptuous, traditional reference setting of the Authorized Version. Developed by Oxford University Press and now published exclusively by R. L. Allan, it has for many years been our flagship Bible, renowned the world over for its clarity of type and our beautiful bindings.

Based on a vintage copy of the classic Longprimer, printed in the period 1952-1958 under Charles Batey, then Printer to the University of Oxford, this Bible returns to a page image that is much closer to the original intentions of the typesetters. This new-old page image retains the large, clear type of the Longprimer we all know and love, but has a crisper letter form and less of the broken type and ‘spread’ that mark out much-used letterpress typesettings subsequently transferred to film and, only more recently, to digital scans.

This new Longprimer Thinline 43 edition is bound in Black Highland goatskin with generous semi-yapp and red under gold page edges, leather-lined in dark blue with double gilt lines inside, three ribbon markers, with presentation pages and family record in our improved design, dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance, 32 pages of lined writing paper and 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps.

Printed on best quality, lightweight yet highly opaque 28 gsm India Paper * Large, crisp black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three navy ribbon markers * Red under gold page edges * 16 pages of full colour Oxford Bible maps * Concordance, subject index and dictionary of proper names * Exclusively available in Allan’s fine leather bindings.

Page size: 8 3/4 x 6 inches (221 x 150mm)

Spine width: 1 1/4 inch thick (32mm)

Type size: 10/11pt large, clear print

Boxed weight: 1.1kg

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs

1 review for Allan KJV 43 Longprimer Thinline Black Highland Goatskin Bible

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    The Allan Longprimer 43 is a superb bible! The reduction in spine width makes the 43 the perfect size. The paper weight is the same as my Eyre &Spottiswoode, and the opacity is excellent. I do not have a 53 with which to compare, but the text in the 43 is perfectly clear and legible. There is some bleed-through (as with most bibles), but it is not distracting or bothersome in any way.

    I have the Schuyler Canterbury also, and it has the same spine-width as the Allan 53. For me, it is a bit much to have in the hand for longer periods of time. So, when Allan announced the 43 (with a 1/4″ reduction in the spine) I knew it would be exactly what I wanted.

    For me, this is the perfect every-day-usage bible: perfect size, feel, and readability. It feels like it wants to be read, studied, and used; not set on a shelf and admired from afar.

    The colour combinations (black cover, blue ribbons and liner, red and gold page edges) are beautiful and classic. They combine with the soft, goatskin cover (featuring a semi-yapp) to give the bible an old-world feel, which offers the reader a sense of direct connection with a long tradition, deep in history.

    This bible is ideal for me; so much so, that I’ll likely pick up another one. So… when are those other colours arriving?

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