IMG_1374The original Crossway Legacy Bible was slated to be one of their best productions ever.  It was printed on highly opaque paper in Italy by Lego.  It was bound by Lego as well in a brown calfskin.  At that point, Lego had little experience in high end binding and it was frankly noticeable.  The Legacy was mediocre at best.  Not so with the New Dutch version of this Bible. This Bible ranks once again at the Cambridge level.  Anyone who is in the market for a single column paragraph Bible will appreciate this Bible. With a sewn binding, it lies flat out of the box.  It has a slight yapp that will protect the art gilt edging.  The natural grain black and brown goatskin will be a delight for binding enthusiasts….The only consideration for some is the absence of cross references.  The Legacy is really designed to be a text Bible.  The 1″ margins become practical for use when references are not jumbling up the footprint.  Besides, cross reference research is done much more practically and efficiently online.  Crossway even has a Legacy Bible online with references! Great Job Crossway on another step forward for quality Bible craft!  It’s great when Bible publishers actually design Bibles for people who will read them daily – and for a lifetime.


The ESV Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible is a special edition of the original ESV Single Column Legacy Bible. Based on the Renaissance ideal of a perfect page, the Single Column Legacy Bible features a simple, clear layout with generous margins.IMG_1386

IMG_1355As with Crossway’s other Heirloom Bibles, the Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible is printed in the Netherlands on high-quality European Bible paper and features art gilding, four ribbon markers, and an extra-smooth sewn binding. It is available in black and brown goatskin covers. The Heirloom Single Column Legacy Bible is a fine edition that combines elegant design with the best production materials available.

Black letter text
Single-column, paragraph format – Here is a PDF.
Art gilding
Four ribbon markers
Sewn binding

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