Allan KJV 62 Longprimer Sovereign, Purple Meriva Calfskin

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New improved edition for 2019. Now leather lined in matching Meriva natural grain calfskin.

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.

The Longprimer Sovereign edition retains the same clear, bold type as the standard Longprimer but is printed on a 38gsm writable Bible paper with the highest levels of opacity, and increased margins (one inch on outside edges) to show the text block off to greatest effect and further enhance the reading experience.

Bound in Purple Meriva calfskin in a vibrant, plum-coloured shade, with a generous semi-yapp and blue under silver page edges, now leather-lined in matching purple Meriva with gilt line inside, three wide ribbon markers, with presentation pages and family record, dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance, 32 pages lined writing paper and 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps.

Printed on best quality, highly opaque 38gsm writable India Paper * Large, bold, black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three violet ribbon markers * Blue under silver page edges * Silver embossing * 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:  9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (234 x 165mm)

Margins: 1 inch outer margins

Spine width: 1 3/4 inches (44mm) thick

Type size: 10/11pt bold print

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Weight5 lbs

5 reviews for Allan KJV 62 Longprimer Sovereign, Purple Meriva Calfskin

  1. Paul E. (verified owner)

    Incredibly beautiful Bible! I’m starting to like the calfskin more than the goatskin. The calfskin is MUCH softer than the goatskin.
    I love the combination of purple cover, silver pages edges, blue under silver pages, and purple ribbon markers. Very well made! I highly recommend any color of the Allan Longprimer Sovereigns, Calfskin Leather.

  2. Gary Gatch (verified owner)

    Wonderful Bible! I was a little concerned about the lighter purple of the calfskin compared to the goatskin, and while it is lighter, it is a beautiful color. It goes very well with the blue pages and silver art gilding. The suppleness of the calfskin is tremendous. I can hardly put it down. I have other longprimers and the wide margin of the Sovereign is a fresh change of pace. I highly recommend this Bible.

  3. Patricia (verified owner)

    A very distinctive bible for the price point. First let me echo what a previous reviewer stated that calfskin can be a joy to possess in a premium bible. And this Purple Edition is! My first thoughts were that this color may appeal more to the ladies, but pleased I am wrong. This color is so unique in the premium bible market. It’s not a dark eggplant purple like the goatskin, but I would say more of a plumb/grape in color. The blue under silver art gilting is lighter blue than my ESV Readers Edition, and perfectly compliments this shade of purple.
    This leather is so sumptuous! I also have the Allen 52 in the green calfskin, comparing the two I would say that the 62 is heftier because it is larger and has wider margins. So depending on what you are looking for in a gorgeous calfskin KJV Allan, you can’t go wrong with what ever you choose!!! God Bless Evangelical Bible for their customer service too!!!

  4. Christopher Lewis (verified owner)

    Once again another fantastic bible! I like this version better than the goatskin. The binding is tighter in the spine area making it easier to hold. The blue under silver gilt is flawless. I highly recommend this bible

  5. Johnpowell (verified owner)

    This is one of the most beautiful Bible ever made. The smoothness of the calfskin, the print size, durable paper, wide margins to write on, concordance, proper names, subject index, chain references, etc., makes it one of the best high quality Bible ever made. Purple, the color of royalty, is fitting for this Bible. The customer service reps. At Evangelical are superb, ensuring that the merchandise arrives in a timely manner.

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