Allan KJV 43 Longprimer Thinline Navy Blue Highland Goatskin Bible

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)



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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 Navy Blue Highland goatskin with generous semi-yapp and red under gold page edges, leather-lined in dark blue with gilt line 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 28gsm India Paper * Large, crisp black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three red 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

4 reviews for Allan KJV 43 Longprimer Thinline Navy Blue Highland Goatskin Bible

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lewis (verified owner)

    Ok… I own various versions of all Allan bibles. Honestly, this is the best bible I’ve ever held. The footprint of the longprimer has always been fantastic! In this new thinline edition they hit it out of the park. I own and have owned many high-end bibles from EB and also from the UK, this 43 takes the cake! It is a must own!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher Lewis (verified owner)

    Sorry…I should add that it holds in hand very well and has barely any ghosting. The text and readability are fantastic. It lays flat at any page and is just the perfect bible to own. I’ve been searching for a long time. I believe this bible to be the greatest “sleeper” of all time!

  3. Rated 3 out of 5

    Brian McClurg (verified owner)

    The 43 is a love, hate relationship. It seemed ( at least in my copy ) it was rushed and attention to detail was not as well done. Now, instead of going through some of the cons of this Bible, I’ll have to say I absolutely love it because the dimensions and portability. I almost gave a four star out of five but, the problems I had with mine, I wanted to be honest. I don’t however believe anyone will be disappointed with their purchase. I would say it’s not the best representation of what Allan can do, that’s all.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wayne Rexrode (verified owner)

    I have to say myself I was quite happy with the 43 Thin Line the attention to detail in my particular Bible that I purchased was exquisite I found no flaws whatsoever.
    In my opinion there is no nicer goatskin than a Highland goatskin Bible.
    The Best of the Best.
    I have the entire RL
    Allan that you can purchase from evangelicalbible and every single one of them I treasure.
    I’m proud to have their entire collection.

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