The Cambridge Family Chronicle Bible has been designed and produced as a Bible to enjoy for generations. It combines the best typographic design with the highest standards of printing and bookbinding.
The majestic text of the King James Bible is presented in a typesetting inspired by the legendary Baskerville Bible of 1763, and the words of Scripture are brought to life with over 200 engravings by 19th century illustrator Gustave Doré – painstakingly reproduced for this edition from the original printings.
Drawing on the glories of the past, but also looking to the future, this Bible incorporates a unique 14-page Family Chronicle section, allowing owners to tell their family story to future generations and record up to six generations of family history in clearly laid out sections – a traditional practice in earlier eras.
The Bible is printed on paper selected for its strength and durability, and bound in a choice of cloth and superior leathers. Each edition involves hand binding work, necessary due to its large size. The leather Bibles pay tribute to traditional bookbinding style, with ornate tooling on the covers and raised spine hubs.
The concept was developed, the illustrations scanned and adjusted, and the books designed and typeset by 2K/Denmark. The Cambridge Family Chronicle Bible was typeset using Baskerville 1757 Pro adapted by Lars Bergquist in 2002.
A beautiful and timeless black calfskin leather binding with gold detailed blocking adorning the front cover. This is the Bible in its traditional form, presented in a lid and tray box that features one of Doré’s remarkable engravings.
A red spine panel emulates the original design of the 1763 Baskerville Bible, from which this edition draws its inspiration. The edition is comes with two deep-red ribbons and gilt edges.
The endpapers showcase maps of the Bible world, produced especially for this edition, thereby providing additional insights into the locations and journeys mentioned in the text.
Inside the packaging, the edition comes complete with a brochure telling the story behind this Bible and its components, a warranty leaflet, and useful tools to assist the owner in completing the Family Chronicle section, including spare Family Chronicle sheets for practice and a helpful user guide.
Font Baskerville 1757 Pro
Font size 13.5/14.4
Page extent c.1296 pp
Book dimensions 320 x 240 mm (9.45 x 12.6 inches)