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Taking a Liberty

June 11th, 2014 | By Ian and Dominique Metcalfe | Category: Bibles Direct Latest

Please note – this Bible is now sold out.

The latest Allan Limited Edition King James Version Longprimer takes its inspiration from two sources. Prosaically, the decision to look for a grey highland goatskin hide to use for this Bible was inspired by the success of the Smoke Grey Diamond Jubilee edition KJV 53 Longprimer published a couple of years ago, to celebrate the 60th year since Queen Elizabeth came to the throne.

That accounts for the grey, but when we came to look for a suitable companion to it in the form of a lining material, we wanted to find something special. Purple had been suggested and when we looked through the ribbon samples we noticed a rather lovely shade entitled ‘Liberty’, after the London store.

This set us thinking, so when we saw the beautiful purpley-blue lambskin option for the liner – almost exactly the same colour as the ‘Liberty’ ribbon -
we jumped at the chance. Liberty of London represents the best of traditional British craftsmanship, with its roots in the Arts and Crafts (US Craftsman) movement and artist-designers such as William Morris and Philip Webb celebrating the beauty created by true craftspeople.

There is no official link, of course, but we like the idea of this Bible making a nod at this company’s reputation as the epitome of craftsmanship.

Liberty of London

Liberty of London

53 DG materials

53 DG materials



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