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This beautiful improved edition of the 52 Longprimer is bound in a soft French Navy Meriva natural grain calfskin (a slightly brighter shade than our usual Navy Blue) with a generous semi-yapp cover, and is now leather-lined in navy split calfskin, with gilt line round the inside of the case, and features double-sprayed red under gold art gilt page edges and three crimson red ribbon markers with white head and tail bands.
This revised edition now includes our distinctive 8pp Presentation Page and Family Record as well as 32pp of navy feint rule Allan notepaper in addition to the usual dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance and 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps.
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.
Our latest Longprimer printing harks back to a vintage copy of the classic Longprimer, printed in the period 1952-1958 under Charles Batey, then Printer to the University of Oxford, returning 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.
Page size: 8 3/4 x 6 inches (221 x 150mm)
Spine width: 1 1/4 inch thick
Type size: 10/11pt bold print