Update: November, 2019.
Books, Bibles & Premium Bibles (Schuyler, Cambridge, Allan)
Most books today are the result of an extremely mechanized process of a thousand moving parts. A monument to mechanical engineering. These well oiled engines produce hundreds of thousands books per day. Using economies of scale and complete robotic automation books can end up on a pallet without a fingerprint and for less than a single shot latte.Premium Bibles (Schuyler, Cambridge, Allan) are alien to the world of automation and to most publishers because they require trained artisans who have book binding skill. One expert has estimated that at least 30 hands have been involved in one Premium Bible. Stitching, pleating, rounding, embossing, spraying are a few skills that only a handful of craftsmen and women are able to perform today. We will write more about the details of this process at a later time, but suffice it to say – Premium hand made Bibles are an altogether different product than their distant cousins that were birthed through the coordination of hundreds of gears and pistons.
The NASB Quentel will be the 2nd Schuyler Wide Margin after the Canterbury. We will likely have stock of this Bible by the summer of 2020. Its dimensions are similar to the Canterbury Wide Margin. This Bible will be similar to the regular size NASB Quentel with the following exceptions:
1. 9.5 Milo font. 2. Heavier paper – 38 GSM Bible paper. 3. Semi-yapp cover. 4. Wide margins. Outer Margin: 35 mm; Inner Margin 33 mm; Top Margin: 25-30 mm; Bottom Margin: 31-36 mm. 1995 NASB text. Same Pagination as Personal and Regular Size Quentel.
Schuyler has debuted its new Wide Margin line with the Canterbury KJV. The photos of this Bible are stunning. This Wide Margin will eventually extend to all of the Quentel® Series. The Schuyler Wide Margins have 1.2-1.4″ margins on 38 gsm paper with a 9.5 point font.
New Colors for the Schuyler Personal Size Quentel.
The Cambridge Topaz – an all new Cambridge Setting is now in stock.
Thomas Nelson’s MacArthur Study Bible in Brown Goatskin marks a great improvement in Nelson Premier Bibles.
A new article on the international scope of the Schuyler Bible.
Schuyler Treveris Series. This is a completely new typesetting of the Bible which will begin with the KJV. Publication is set for early 2020. Click Here to stay in the loop and receive updates to you inbox.
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As we have said before, the premium Bible market is dominated by several players: Schuyler, Cambridge and Allan. These 3 publishers are focused exclusively on the premium market. As you will see below, Zondervan and Nelson have also put their feet in this market with all publishing taking place in China. Crossway – another publisher of high end Bibles has also taken its premium production to China. (evangelicalbible.com still has the Omega, Legacy & Study Bible that were printed and bound in the Netherlands. We expect this stock to be sold out soon.)
Schuyler’s most popular format is its flagship Quentel® Series. It is consistently a best seller at evangelicalbible.com. Published in the ESV, NASB, NKJV, & NIV, the Quentel® is available in regular and Personal Size editions The KJV edition is called the Canterbury and is also available in a Personal Size edition. The Schuyler Caxton edition is an incredible NLT Bible with an amazing array of color choices. Here is a chart of all Schuyler Bibles.
Cambridge recently republished their popular Turquoise (not to be confused with a color) KJV Bible which has received excellent reviews. The Blue Turquoise is back in stock. It stands in the same class as the Allan Longprimer and Schuyler Canterbury. Cambridge’s Concord Reference KJV is a firm favorite along with their Clarion Series – available in the ESV, NASB, KJV, NKJV, & NIV.
The British company, R.L. Allan, continues to publish its distinctive “Highland Goatskin” Bibles from relatively small binderies in the UK. Unfortunately, production supply has not kept up with demand, and therefore many Allan Bibles are out of stock before they reach the shores of the New World. We recommend you don’t wait to purchase when you see that special Bible in stock in our store!
Crossway continues to be a major player in the premium Bible market. New: Omega: Black, Brown & Blue, as well as their new Preacher’s Bible. Crossway’s new Goatskin Heirloom Study Bible is an amazing product at a very affordable price considering its size and wealth of material. The Crossway Legacy (Brown and Black), The Cowhide Reader Sets are all in stock and are fantastic Bibles. (The Blue and Purple Legacy bindings are already sold out, and the Green edition is limited in stock.)
Zondervan/Nelson have created their own ‘Comfort Print’ premium Bibles. These are available in the NIV and NKJV in a single column, double column, and Preaching Bible formats, as well as a classic KJV double column versified format.