Schuyler Canterbury KJV Dark Purple Goatskin Bible

(29 customer reviews)


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SKU: Canterbury Purple Goatskin


Dark Purple Natural Grain Goatskin, Wine Leather Liner, 3 Purple Ribbon Markers ~ pictures here.

The Canterbury Edition Specifications:

Page size: 6.1″ x 9.1″ x 1.1″ (156 x 231 x 29 mm)
Textblock bulk: Approx. 29 mm
28 GSM Paper
PDF Sampler of text.
Font: 11 pt. Milo
Double Column, Verse-by-Verse format
Single Column, Verse-by-Verse format for Psalms
Ornamental Drop Caps
Words of Christ in Red
Italics for supplied words
Epistle Dedicatory & Translators to the Readers
Line Matching to avoid “see through”
55,000 Cross References
Glossary of King James Terms
Art Gilt Edging (red under gold)
Gold Foil Spine Stamping
Schuyler Bible Maps


Additional information

Weight 4 lbs

29 reviews for Schuyler Canterbury KJV Dark Purple Goatskin Bible

  1. Daniel (verified owner)

    This edition of this KJV bible is absolutely beautiful! The font is very readable to the eyes. But the most important is the meat of this bible, which I mean the word of God. It seems to be based on the pure Cambridge edition text, and it passed all the tests with flying colors. For those of you who are looking for a PCE edition, this will be a blessing. This bible is very majestic. The goat skin is beautiful. This bible will last a life time. God Bless the makers of this edition. ” Praise ye the Lord!!!!!!!!”

  2. Jonathan (verified owner)

    I have two other Schulyer Quentel Bibles (ESV in black goatskin; NASB in firebrick red goatskin), and this one (of course, branded as “Canterbury” instead of “Quentel”) is definitely my favorite because of the superior art gilding. The gold is flawless on all three, but the ESV and NASB are supposed to be “red under gold” but in actuality the “red” is a very light salmon color. Not bad-looking at all, but the Canterbury I received is a MUCH deeper color that actually is worthy of being called “red.” I hope this is an intentional improvement across the board in how they do the gilding and not just me getting lucky.

    Of course, the text block is just as wonderful as the ESV and NASB, being basically the same except for the ornamental drop caps on the Canterbury, which are very nice. Very opaque, smooth paper just like the others. No complaints whatsoever. I noticed the reviewer “Christopher” left a negative review over on the black goatskin Canterbury page (his review was negative, but he still rated it 4/5 stars, which should tell you something) mainly complaining about the paper thickness. I’m really not sure what he was expecting, but I can’t imagine this paper being much thicker given the size the Bible already is. I suppose you could argue that they could have removed the lined writing paper in the back and boosted the paper thickness some, but I really don’t feel the paper is too thin at all. As I said, the opacity is very good (ghosting is negligible), and line-matching is spot-on. There is no curling, and the paper surface is smooth as silk.

    An added bonus in the Canterbury is a glossary of archaic terms used in the KJV.

    I’m very glad I decided to pick one of these up while I could.

  3. Carol (verified owner)

    I purchased this Bible in the purple and it is absolutely beautiful!!! I love that all three book marks are purple. I love the font size also. The goatskin is so soft. After reading all of the other reviews there isn’t much more to add. So glad that I made this purchase. It makes me look forward to reading the Bible daily!!!

  4. Emelie Bogus (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this Bible. The color is perfect and rich. The text is beautiful to look at! The text is readable in almost any light. This was the first KJV Bible that I have ever owned and I am absolutely in love with it! The gilded edges add an elegance to the Bible that few others have. There is no bleed through even in the red lettering. The goatskin is soft and comfortable. I could not be happier with this purchase!

  5. Les Lyons (verified owner)

    I have to thank right off the top Evangelical Bible for all the work they must have had in fulfilling their deadlines for their customers. I know that I was tracking the delivery of this Schuyler Canterbury Bible with much anticipation, and I was not disappointed. I have read the previous reviews and cannot disagree at all with any of the comments that have been made. This is truly a beautiful work of craftsmanship. My thanks again to all who had a hand in this Bible.

  6. Douglas W Murphy (verified owner)

    First off, I want to thank for their 5 star service and lightning fast shipping !!! I have received my SCHUYLER CANTERBURY KJV BIBLE in dark purple this morning and it far exceeded my expectations !!! In my humble opinion, this is one of the finest examples of the KJV I have ever owned or seen !!! I have went through this bible looking for something to pick it apart like all the other bibles I have bought in my lifetime, and I cannot at this time name one thing I would change about it. The craftsmanship is second to none, and it is very well thought out on how they knew the perfect bible ought to be. Of all the Bible’s that I own, I have never had a purple bible before this, and I am very happy that I went with the choice I made. In the early morning when the sun is bright, the Bible has a very rich deep purple color, as the day progresses towards late afternoon, it takes on a purple blackish color, and into the evening when the lights from our lamps hit the Bible then, it looks black under one of our lamps and brown in the other. I just thought I would throw that out there. The pictures that I have seen on the internet does this bible no justice. If any one person would want the finest copy of the KJV, this is it. I hope this helps anyone out there that’s not sure if they should spend the money on it or not, it is well worth it. Remember, yes this is a very fine example of man made craftsmanship, but it’s what is inside is the real treasure here, GOD BLESS you all.

  7. Paul (verified owner)

    Received 2 Canterbury KJV bibles today Dark purple and Imperial blue. Excellent in every respect. I’ve purchased many bibles from EvangelicalBible in the past . These Authorized Editions are beyond expectations . Bravo to all who made these fine editions. add another star to the five!

  8. J. Ray Williams

    I received my Dark Purple Canterbury bible today. It the best executed Schuyler to date. I have the Quentel NASB, ESV, and NLT. What sets this bible apart from any is it’s interior craftsmanship. The love the red Ornamental Drop Caps, red verse numbers, Italics for supplied words, Font: 11 pt. Milo, Self Pronouncing Text, the darker art gilting and Glossary of King James Terms. The cover is best Schuyler yet. It is softer and more supple then the prior versions.
    The purple goatskin is dark ( almost looks brown in low light ). I wish it was a richer and more glosser color. While the goatskin cover is much improved , it cannot rival the London bound Allan highland goatskins covers and it still has the stiff hinge issue. My dream bible of course would have this book block and be bound by the Allan London binders. I will enjoy this superb bible for years to come.

  9. Paul Esposito (verified owner)

    There’s not much that I can add to the first review for this purple Canterbury KJV, but let me agree with him that this is the finest Bible I have ever owned, or seen.
    I love the verse format, and I love the switch to single column in the Psalms.
    Well done, Evangelical Bible!! You have made God proud, with this meticulous attention of yours to His word!

  10. Wayne Rexrode (verified owner)


    I can’t tell you how excited l am to receive the most beautiful Bible I have ever laid my hands on, and I am not exaggerating one iota.

    Just like in God’s holy word.
    Jesus said He would not change one jot or tittle.
    Well I could tell you that I wouldn’t change this ♚KJV Canterbury Edition Bible, not one jot or tittle.
    Because you just don’t mess with perfection.
    And this Bible is perfection at its finest.

    The color is better than I expected. Looks so much nicer than the pictures, when you’re holding it in your hands.
    I am so glad I chose the Dark Purple Goatskin.
    The Natural Grain Goatskin leather is soft and supple it melts in your hands.
    I like it better then my♚ KJV Cambridge Goatskin Clarion,
    and my RL Allan longprimer 53.
    Those goatskin Bibles are very nice. And never thought it would be nicer than the ♚KJV.
    Cambridge Clarion Goatskin .
    I do love that Cambridge cover.
    But this ♚Canterbury, is just a bit better for certain.
    It was well worth the extra cost to get it in the Goatskin.
    I have held both the Calfskin & Goatskin of the ♛Canterbury in my hands now, and believe me when I tell you, if you get the chance to get a goatskin ?
    DO IT !!!
    But please don’t get me wrong if you have a Calfskin? It is just as beautiful, a matter of fact my very next purchase will be the Green calfskin Canterbury, and the Calfskin will be my everyday Bible because this Purple one is going to go to one of my children years from now, and when I present it to them it’s going to be pristine.

    Okay I got off track let’s get back to my review.

    Love the gold foil lines on the inside cover, along with the gold foil spine.

    It has everything you would want in a quality Bible, having the Edge lined binding, It’s smyth sewn,and has the Red Art Gilt Edging
    (red under gold) ,
    And the H&T bands fits this Bible so well.
    The paper quality is out of this world , a 36 gsm Exactly as you would want the paper to be in a quality Bible.
    The text block bulk is around 35 mm.
    This quality paper is so Soft, so smooth to the touch. The pages just turn so easily.When I seen that none of the pages were stuck together, when I first opened my new Bible,that told me that this is quality craftsmanship.
    The way they line up the text to help in the ghosting…
    Is Perfection .
    Text is ultra-clear, very easy to read just impeccable.
    And again I have to say Perfection at its finest.
    The size is roughly 9 1/4 x 6 1/4. For me, it’s my perfect size Bible.
    11 pt.font exactly the best font size in my opinion.
    The single-column
    Is nice for the regular scriptures.

    I have a soft spot in my heart for Paragraph style Bibles.
    So I love the Verse by verse format in just the Psalms.
    The ornamental drop caps gives that antiquarian look, that makes a Bible so pretty.
    I think everyone would agree that the drop caps really add An Elegant Beauty to this Bible.
    Italics for supplied words.
    Self pronouncing text.
    Then to top it off.
    Which some people would call the study aides sections.
    Which in my opinion it’s not too much, yet not too few.
    This beautiful Bible contains 55,000 cross references, which are a good size font. They are placed at the bottom of the page.
    Glossary of King James terms.
    A map index
    Schuyler Maps, the maps have a nice Matt shine, a sturdy quality map for certain.
    And it has what every ♚King James Bible shouldn’t be without. The epistle dedicatory and Translators to the Reader.

    This is by far, the BEST-All round Bible I have ever laid my eyes on .
    I own roughly 70 KJV Bibles, in my collection.
    From RL Allan, Cambridge, TBS, lcbp,
    I also own the Schuyler Classic Reference Black Goatskin .
    Which I feel to be a fantastic Bible.
    But still nothing can compare to the KJV Canterbury Edition.
    From here on out,
    I can honestly say this is the best Bible I own or have ever laid my hands on, and I also feel that it will be the best I ever own.
    I just don’t believe anybody could ever top this.
    And I’ll say it one last time. This is by far is the best KJV Bible, or any other kind of Bible for that matter. And in no way I am exaggerating .
    The printers of the ♚1611
    King James Bible would be proud .

    One thing I’d like to say is thank you Evangelical, and Schuyler. You have made this man so very happy. The best Christmas present I ever received in my 54 years .
    Thank you, thank you, and again, THANK YOU.

    And, most of all.
    With all my heart ,with all my might. Thank you Jesus.
    I love you.
    Let The Church Live Loud 1611KJV

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