Schuyler Quentel RSV, Marbled Mahogany Calfskin Bible

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The Revised Standard Version (RSV) is a revision of the American Revised Version (1901) which was itself a revision of the King James Version (1611). The RSV was translated by 32 scholars along with 50 representatives of cooperating denominational bodies. The translation committee attempted to stay as close as possible to its rich Tyndale-King James heritage. “We have resisted the temptation to use phrases that are merely current usage, and have sought to put the message of the Bible in simple, enduring words that are worthy to stand in the great Tyndale-King James tradition.

Marbled Mahogany Natural Grain Calfskin with calfskin leather linings (dark brown)
10 point Milo font
Line Matching
28 GSM Paper
Page size: 6.1″ x 9.13″ x ~1″ (155 mm x 232 mm x ~25 mm)
3 x 1 cm Dark Brown, Gold, Dark Brown Ribbons
Art-Gilt edging (red under gold) with gilt line (gold line inside the cover)
Gold embossing on the Spine.
Raised Spine Ribs
Smyth Sewn
Ornamental drop caps
Black letter text (chapter numbers, headers and page numbers in red)
Cross references
Glossary concordance
Presentation pages
Extensive Schuyler Bible Maps

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Weight 4 lbs

3 reviews for Schuyler Quentel RSV, Marbled Mahogany Calfskin Bible

  1. Peter A. Papoutsis

    Just received my Mahogany RSV and it is wonderful. Feels so soft like butter in my hands. While there is a typo in the book of Sirach in the introductory paragraph it does not matter WHATSOEVER! keeping it and fully loving it. I highly recommend getting the Old RSV as soon as possible.

  2. Daniel McDougall (verified owner)

    Outstanding; easily the best edition of the RSV ever published. If, like me, you’re one of the few people who prefer the RSV as their primary translation, this is a must have.

  3. Antonio Rivera

    I pre-ordered this Bible hoping it would become the family Bible for my wife and I. (We were married a few months ago.) It has met and exceeded all of my expectations.

    The marbled mahogany calfskin is beautiful, supple, and smelled amazing out of the box. It feels good in the hand.
    The red/gilt edged pages are handsome.
    The Bible is on the larger side – which means the font is a very comfortable size. It is easy for my wife to read with her poor vision. For me, it is a delight to sit and read for extended stretches. (The typeset chosen is easy to scan with the eyes – and the decorative chapter breaks are a real treat.) It’s not so large that it cannot be read while someone holds it in their hand.
    It lays flat comfortably on a desk or table – even at the very beginning of Genesis or the very end of Revelation.
    (If you want to know what it looks like, there are many reviews of the very-similar Schuyler Quentel ESV floating around the Internet.)

    This translation in particular is ideal for us to use as a family Bible. It retains much of the poetic ‘Bible English’ of the King James (‘behold’, ‘lo’, ‘it came to pass’, etc.) while reserving the use of thee/thou language for humans addressing God. It allows the reader to become familiar with the Bible text that molded the English language for 350+ years without being excessively antiquated. It is ideal for reading Luke 2 at Christmas and for use at Morning or Evening Prayer according to the Book of Common Prayer.

    Unlike more modern translations, this text is fixed and not subject to being periodically revised, making it a good choice for a Bible that will last a lifetime, like this one. It’s also one with a wide appeal: Catholics, Orthodox, and mainline Protestants all use it; Reformed evangelicals are used to the ESV (which is ~86% identical to it); and many Christians of color appreciate it as a light update of the King James Version.

    It could not be more pleased with my purchase!

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