Allan 53 Longprimer Navy Blue Highland Goatskin > 53 NB (Discounted)

Allan 53 Longprimer Navy Blue Highland Goatskin

Product Code
53 NB (Discounted)

Product Description

Out of stock; please do not order. 

Small amount of remaining stock discounted due to minor marks on gilding and a little art gilt bleed (up to 5mm from page edge) on occasional pages.

This beautiful signature edition of the KJV Longprimer, the Allan 53 is bound in Navy Blue Highland goatskin with full yapp and red under gold page edges, leather-lined in dark blue with double gilt lines inside and three crimson red ribbon markers, and includes presentation pages and family record in Allan's exclusive design, along with Oxford's dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance, 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps and 32 pages of lined writing paper.

First printed in 1952, the King James Version Longprimer Bible is a sumptuous, traditional reference setting of the Authorized Version. Developed by Oxford University Press and now published exclusively by R. L. Allan, it has for many years been our flagship Bible, renowned the world over for its clarity of type and our beautiful bindings.

For our 2016 printing we reverted to a vintage copy of the classic Longprimer, printed in the period 1952-1958 under Charles Batey, then Printer to the University of Oxford, returning to a page image that is much closer to the original intentions of the typesetters. This new-old page image retains the large, clear type of the Longprimer we all know and love, but has a crisper letter form and less of the broken type and 'spread' that mark out much-used letterpress typesettings subsequently transferred to film and, only more recently, to digital scans

Printed on best quality, highly opaque 36gsm India Paper * Large, crisp black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three crimson red ribbon markers * Red under gold page edges * 16 pages of full colour Oxford Bible maps * Concordance, subject index and dictionary of proper names * Exclusively available in Allan's fine leather bindings.

Page size:  8 3/4 x 6 inches (221 x 150mm)  

Spine width: 1 3/4 inch thick (45 mm) 

Type size: 10/11pt large, clear print

Boxed weight: 1.4 kg


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