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Allan ESV New Classic Readers Edition Black Meriva Calfskin SILVER LINE Edition Bible

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Black Calfskin cover with Navy Blue Calfskin liner
3 grey ribbons and blue under silver art gilt
Page size: 9 1/8″ x 6 1/4″
10 pt. font with words of Christ in black
Cross references and Concordance
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This sumptuous calfskin edition of the ESV New Classic Readers Reference is bound in black Meriva natural grain calfskin, and leather-lined in dark navy blue Meriva.  This Silver Line edition has silver embossing and blue-under-silver art gilding.

The Allan New Classic Readers Reference Edition is a 10% enlargement of Crossway’s Classic Reference typesetting, continuing the legacy of what has been the core reference setting of this highly-respected translation since its original launch in 2001.

Printed exclusively for R.L. Allan at Royal Jongbloed in the Netherlands, this latest printing is in the ESV 2016 text and printed on highest quality PrimaBible 36gsm paper, which offers the optimum balance of opacity and paper thickness.


  • ESV 2016 black letter text
  • Printed by Jongbloed in the Netherlands on superb 36gsm coated Bible paper for improved opacity
  • Bound in black Meriva Calfskin and lined with dark navy blue Meriva, with silver embossing, gilt line inside and in a generous semi-yapp style
  • Blue under silver page edges with three silver grey ribbon markers
  • Double column, centre reference format with Allan Presentation Page and Family Record, concordance and 32 pages full-colour maps and illustrations
  • Includes 32 pages of lined writing paper

Page size: 9 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches (235 x 160mm)

Type size: 10 pt

Book bulk: 1 1/2 inches (38mm)

Boxed weight: 3 lbs (1.4kg)

3 reviews for Allan ESV New Classic Readers Edition Black Meriva Calfskin SILVER LINE Edition Bible

  1. davidprush (verified owner)

    I am impressed by this Bible. The paper is exquisite, and the leather is supple. My only gripe is the lack of perimeter stitching; however, this is minor because I believe the glue will hold up over the years—this is the only reason I subtracted a star. The text typeface is clean and very comfortable for reading. Allan does not disappoint with this Bible; from the blue art gilding to the complimenting silver/grey ribbons to the beautiful Meriva black calfskin leather, it is a pure pleasure to hold in the hand and read for long hours. If you are looking for a larger-sized Bible of exceptional quality, look no further. This is it.

  2. cyclistdude (verified owner)

    A beautifully-bound bible with excellent printing quality. The Minerva Calfskin is luxurious and supple. I love the blue under silver gilding against the black cover, a nice contrast to my other bibles with red under gold. I bought this bible since it uses 36gsm pages, just like my Cambridge calfskin NSRV. I have other bibles that are 28gsm and the pages are a bit thin for me to turn the pages easily.

  3. bbuck2010 (verified owner)

    I have to say that this is a feast for the eyes. This is the first bible I’ve gotten bound in Meriva Calfskin, and for me it is nicer than a goatskin cover. The printing is beautiful, very easy to read. I bought it specifically to be my reading only bible. My one complaint is that it arrived damaged; the bubble wrap is undamaged but the box is bent and partially caved in along the top and bottom. It literally looks like a shipping strap was pulled too tightly. Sadly, the pages are also crinkled in these spots. It is very noticeable, but I’ll have to think about what to do. I know the stock is going down. If it wasn’t for the damage, this would be the premier spot in my ESV collection.

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