Diamond Jubilee for Longprimer Bible

March 13th, 2012 | By Ian and Dominique Metcalfe | Category: Bibles Direct Latest

I guess most folks will know that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will celebrate her 60 years as Head of State in June this year. Her Diamond Jubilee will bring joy to a lot of people around the world and an excuse for a party or two. My son will get married in London on the same day that the Queen will be riding in her special barge on the River Thames a bouquet’s throw away.

R.L. Allan will also be celebrating 60 years since the beloved KJV Longprimer Bible was first published in 1952 by both Oxford and Allan. Its beautiful setting was designed and typeset by the craftsmen at Oxford University Press.

At that time the #53 Bible cost £3.50 or $9.60 .  How times have changed! But the Bible, thank goodness, hasn’t.

We hope to bring out a celebration edition of just 60 copies to mark the Diamond Jubilee of this beautiful Bible. It will indeed be a Bible fit for a Queen!


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