The Allan Longprimer is Allan’s signature Bible. It is one of the best designed and manufactured Bible available. The Longprimer sports one of Oxford’s best KJV type-settings and is bound in London by R.L.Allan. It has continually received among the best reviews of any Bible that we market. There is a lot to say about the Longprimer, but in the interest of time and space we will provide its most valuable distinctives.
a. Legibility: The print is a bold 10 point which is set on the most opaque paper in the industry. Score: A.
b. Binding: The Bibles pictured above are Natural Highland Goatskin with Smyth Sewn binding. Basically, this Bible is built to last a lifetime…. Notice the full yapp cover which protects the Bible from every day use. Score: A.
c. Printing/Paper – Jongbloed bv. A.
The Longprimer has a host of other features that separate it from the pack, but Legibility, Printing and Binding are the 3 single most important features that contribute to Bible quality.
The Longprimer comes in 3 distinct bindings – At the top of the scale is the new (2015) Sovereign Longprimer (63) – which is similar to the vintage Longprimer (53). Both sport the classic natural grain highland covers with full yapp closing. The Sovereign is a slightly larger Bible because of its slightly heavier paper and 1″ margins. The Calfskin Longprimer (52) has the same book block as the 53 – but is bound in Meriva Calfskin.
The Longprimer is not without competition. There are 2 other Bibles in her class that are comparable. The Schuyler Westminster and Cambridge Concord are also of the highest quality with slightly different features. All 3 are highly legible, have excellent bindings, etc – the chart below gives the distinctions which may help you make an informed decision when choosing the Authorized Version – best suited for you.Purchase Allan Longprimer
|2lb 7oz||1lb 13oz|
|Cantara Goatskin||Cantara Goatskin|
|Leather Lined||Edge Lined|
|32 GSM||32 GSM|
|Index of Proper Names||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Jongbloed bv (Netherlands)
|Jongbloed bv (Netherlands)||Jongbloed bv (Netherlands)|
|italics for inserted text||No||Yes||Yes|
Lined Paper in back
Red Under Gold
|Red Under Gold||Red Under Gold|
on Cover & Spine
Translators to the Reader
The Epistle Dedicatory