Allan KJV 53 Longprimer Navy Highland Goatskin Bible-Speckled Page Edges


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Full Yapp Navy Blue Highland Goatskin cover with Navy Blue Calfskin liner
3 red ribbons and hand speckled gilt
Page size: 8.75″ x 6″ x 1.75″
10 pt. font with words of Christ in black
Cross references and Concordance
See Description below for more details.

(Please allow 1–2 extra days for imprinting)


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Goudy 18pt
Goudy 18pt imprinting sample
Goudy 18pt UPPERCASE (initials only)
Goudy 18pt UPPERCASE (initials only) imprinting sample
News Gothic 14pt
News Gothic 14pt imprinting sample
News Gothic 14pt UPPERCASE
News Gothic 14pt UPPERCASE imprinting sample
News Gothic 18pt
News Gothic 18pt imprinting sample
News Gothic 18pt UPPERCASE
News Gothic 18pt UPPERCASE imprinting sample
Up to 28 characters per line.
SKU: 53 NB SPC Category: Tag:


This beautiful signature edition of the Allan 53 Longprimer is bound in Navy Blue Highland goatskin with full yapp and leather-lined in matching navy blue with double gilt lines inside. This unique edition features antiquarian-style hand-speckled page edges with red underlay and blue, gold and pearlescent speckles. It includes three wide ribbon markers, as well as presentation pages and family record in Allan’s exclusive design, along with Oxford’s dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance, 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps and 32 pages of lined writing paper.

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.

In recent years, we have reverted 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.

Printed on best quality, highly opaque 36gsm India Paper * Large, crisp black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three crimson red ribbon markers * Speckled page edges in red underlay with blue, gold and pearlescent speckles * 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 150 mm)

Spine width: 1 3/4 inch thick (45 mm)

Type size: 10/11pt large, clear print


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