Schuyler has chosen a new design to complement its flagship Quentel reference series. The new design comes as Schuyler Bible Publishers continues to expand its influence in the premium Bible world. Here is a PDF sampler of the layout.
Schuyler’s new design is unique, attractive and practical. It has been named the Treveris series after the distinguished British printer Peter Treveris (~1520). The Treveris setting is a single column paragraph Bible, which began with the King James Version. Schuyler is currently planning to publish the ESV Treveris in mid 2021. Here is a link to receive updates on this project.
The Treveris is unique in that it seeks to give the Bible reader a format that is free of human commentary, i.e. without subheadings, references, etc., but at the same time remains practical for Bible study. To that end we have designed a format where the text itself is free from callers, subheadings, and numbers, but verse and chapter designations are available in the margins, with subheadings in the header. The Treveris is a hybrid of sorts: it has clear, uncluttered text, while the practical tools for navigation are offered without being intermingled and distracting. (It is extremely easy to find where a verse begins in this setting) It also comes in a highly readable sleek design – 5.5″ x 8.5″ x ~1.1″ This format is unique in the King James Version because poetic passages and quotations are ‘set off’ and ‘indented.’ This is extremely rare in the KJV. We actually consulted the renowned King James scholar, David Norton, regarding conventions to ‘set off’ the poetry and quotations. Norton wrote Cambridge’s Textual History of the King James Bible and edited the Cambridge New Paragraph Bible. These indentations make for a more informed and intuitive if not enjoyable encounter with the Bible.
Poetic sections and quotations have been ‘set off’ in a block verse- by-verse format (see below). The generous 10 point vintage semi-bold font with adequate spacing between letters, words and lines, has created a format that makes reading exciting! The ornamental drop caps produce an artful, attractive vintage style that appeals to many Bible readers. We hope to have our first copies in stock in April. Below are a few rough draft samples which may be slightly altered before publication – these are here to represent the basic form of this series.
Trim Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ x ~1.1″ (140mm x 215mm x ~28mm)
28 GSM Paper, Font: 10 pt.
Single Column Paragraph format.
Single Column, Verse-by-Verse format for Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Poetry and Quotations.
Ornamental Drop Caps
Red letter (for King James Version)
Italics for supplied words
Epistle Dedicatory & Translators to the Readers (for King James Version)
Line Matching to avoid “see through”
Art Gilt Edging
Schuyler Bible Maps
Psalms (above) is versified but not indented since the entire book is poetry.