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Schuyler Canterbury KJV, Dark Purple Goatskin Bible

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Dark Purple Goatskin cover with Wine Leather liner
3 purple ribbons and red under gold art gilt
Page size: 6.1″ x 9.1″ x 1.1″
11 pt. font with words of Christ in red
Cross References and Concordance
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The Canterbury Edition Specifications:

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

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
Presentation and Family Record Pages
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


29 reviews for Schuyler Canterbury KJV, Dark Purple Goatskin Bible

  1. Martha Phillips

    There are a lot of things working together to make this Bible great: soft opaque paper, beautiful ornate drop caps paired with large readable type and unobtrusive references, a handy dictionary of the King’s English, lined notebook paper- all bound in an unbelievably supple goatskin cover.
    But if you’ve reading this review to decide if this is Bible is for you, and you’ve already watched a YouTube review or two, looking for that extra nudge to buy it- I’m happy to oblige.
    First off: the hype around Schuyler is real.
    What sets them apart from other publishers is their minimalistic layout of the text. The Canterbury facilitates an absolutely unparalleled, immersive reading experience. The little flourishes of crimson in the verse numbers, ornamental drop caps, and words of Christ are beautiful to behold, yet manage (somehow) not to be overly flashy or obtrusive.
    Secondly, The goatskin cover has to be personally experienced. I can tell you that it’s flexible, very floppy, and drapes over the lap elegantly. Or that the purple color, depending on the light sometimes looks black, but overall has almost a dark cherry hue. You’ll have to be the judge of that yourself.
    Lastly, the fancy French paper is worth every penny. In the hand it’s light and fluffy, but feels silky, almost cloth-like when you run your hand across the page. It is thin, so you have to be kinda careful when you turn the pages, but you get used to it, you’ll be handling those pages like a champ in no time. The red under gold art gilding is incredible.
    I’ve had the privilege of owning a few other premiums in the past, but this is the one I reach for first thing with my morning coffee, when I go to church, and when I travel. It’s now *my* Bible. It might become yours too.

  2. Darrin

    Wow, simply just wow, my wife and I love our new Schuyler Canterbury KJV Goatskin Bible’s we just received. We know that these will be our forever bibles, easy to read the print, great paper quality, and even feels great to the touch. We are 110% percent satisfied with the overall quality of our new SWORDS and your teams service.

  3. Jimmy Tanzil

    Thank You Father God for giving me this bible. I know it is Your gift for me.
    Thank you for working with excellent spirit, as you working for the Lord.
    I live in Canada, therefore you checked the bible first and make sure its PERFECT before shipping internationally.
    I am a bible collector, and I like a PERFECT and professional touch bible, and Father God gave me this bible through .
    Please know your excellent service is a blessing for the world!
    God bless your ministry!

  4. Johnny H.

    Hi. I purchased the first edition Canterbury and the second printing also. The second printing is an upgrade in one way, and a downgrade in another.

    It is an upgrade by eliminating all the pronunciation marks. The first edition was frustrating to read with the overabundance of marks. The second edition was a big upgrade by eliminating all the overdone pronunciation marks.

    The BIG downgrade in the second printing is the paper. They went from 36gsm to 28gsm. What a big step backwards. The 28 is MUCH harder to turn the pages. Schuyler could use heavier paper and eliminate the filler in the back of the book. Save the maps and concordances for “study” bibles. I feel they are not needed in the Canterbury. The Canterbury is more of a double column reading bible. 28gsm paper is holding this magnificent bible back!

  5. denis lynch

    Not much if anything to not like about this Bible. Only thing better than the build is the contents. Praise God and thank you Schuyler for this beautiful product.
    God bless,

  6. Airik1111

    This bibles cover is one of the finest I’ve seen on my Youtube review channel, its clear to me that this leather is hand picked specifically for Schuyler. As I’ve said in my video reviews, Jongbloed is amazing, making different premiums for big publishers has got to be difficult and they do it with style and class. The leather is thick yet plush and the liner gives it the perfect structure so it doesn’t feel slapped on and to floppy. It also cups the book block huging the edge with just enough yap, its Schuyler they have their style and In like that. The Jerusalem Cross stamped cover is very attractive very deep, this just adds to the cool drool factor even more. This is not “purple” IMO its more of a plumb, when I think purple I think Barney the dinosaur LOL…This is a kingly deep purple, the beautiful matching drop cap’s,dark purple ribbons all blends into a gorgeous masterpiece.
    A one of a kind King James Bible.
    On my channel I recently gave the best KJV crown to the original Allan Longprimer Sovereign but, the Canterbury is a very close second place. No worries Schuyler fans, it’s only because I’m a sucker for that yapp and old fonts. I also prefer center column references but the Canterbury has a very readable reference system which is so easy to use. One major thing that sets this bible apart from the pack is color, each reference and verse header has a nice bold deep red number. The old Allan’s and Cambridge fonts are all black and very small, this I have to admit is a pain, esp for long studies.
    Your bible geek eyeballs just might start watering up cause this is about the nicest looking bible on the planet. This font is some of the best reading I’ve seen its big and clear you will say “wow” guaranteed. I gave the Cambridge Turquoise the crown on print but, once again…I’m a sucker for dark black oldschool bold prints. So to end this little written review I gotta say if I was not biased this Canterbury would be my number 1 kJV of all time LOL. Buy this beauty its worth every penny, my only con is that its a bit heavy but that has nothing to do with its absolutely awesome design. Bibles like this come down to personal taste, it might not be my #1 but after reviewing 100’s of bibles I know this could easily be yours.

  7. Seth Street

    Update to my initial review:
    This bible has started to grow on me. Instead of seeing it as a flawed study bible I now see it as a reader’s bible with a pseudo-traditional format. It maintains the double column verse by verse format while using a large, crisp typeface and putting the references at the bottom of the page, allowing for wider columns. Though I still prefer the vintage Oxford and Cambridge text blocks, I now acknowledge what the designers were trying to accomplish and they have done a good job. My one piece of advice would be to include the original translator notes without adding numbers into the text, like the Cambridge Concord.

  8. Richard Peter Ricci

    One of the “best” Bibles, if not the best, I now own.
    The text is absolutely the best. No ghosting, the easiest to read, Beautiful in hands and “nose” and I’m about to use it for my note taking.
    That’s the reason 5 minutes ago I ordered the Personal Size Schulyer Cantebury in the same color. This will be my carry around reading Bible. (I’ve already seen the font on this and it’s still an easy and beautiful read).
    My first Bible set I’ve ever owned.
    Can’t wait for its arrival. I’ll update everyone on that one also.
    God bless us! Everyone…

  9. Anthony

    I bought my wife a purple one and I bought myself a blue one after we received hers. I think it is a wonderful design. I like the very subtle pronunciations and the lack of a concordance, etc. I feel like I can always look at Bible apps on my phone that are going to give me a superior pronunciation as well as more study info. It helps to reduce the clutter and the thickness of this Bible and keep the focus on the reading of it.

    It’s the most beautiful reading Bible I have. I have the Allan 53 and 63 Longprimer, but I much prefer the Canterbury for daily reading. It doesn’t seem to have any gaps in the font (I’m always filling in letters and lines in my Longprimer – which I am fine with). I love the Milo font. I would love to have this font set for my own use. It’s just clean and beautiful.

    The drop caps are wonderful. The cream tone of the paper is very easy on the eyes. I just look at this Bible as a reading Bible rather than a study Bible. It perfectly fit what I wanted as I have a ton of study Bibles.

    I’ve pre-ordered the compact size. I can’t wait to see how that one turns out, although I’m not fond of red-letter Bibles, although this one seems like it will be a dark red.

    I just can’t say enough about this Bible. The one con was that due to the hand binding of the Bible (as the folks at Schuyler were able to explain to me) is that my Blue Bible has some leaves that stick up on the Genesis side of things. They did tell me if those ever became loose it would be covered via warranty. So, it’s a great Bible with a great guaranty.

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