Allan 63 Longprimer Sovereign Z Hampton Court Yellow Calfskin LIMITED EDITION > 63 HCY - NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Allan 63 Longprimer Sovereign Z Hampton Court Yellow Calfskin LIMITED EDITION

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Limited to 2 copies per household only please. Shipping by early January.

Please note that the limited edition art print included with this Bible is produced from an original painting specially commissioned by R.L. Allan and copies are not available separately.

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.

The new Longprimer Sovereign edition retains the same clear, bold type as the standard Longprimer but is printed on a 38gsm writable Bible paper with the highest levels of opacity, and increased margins (one inch on outside and bottom edges) to show the text block off to greatest effect and further enhance the reading experience.

This mustard yellow calfskin LIMITED EDITION - the first ever 'special' in the Longprimer Sovereign range - has been created to commemorate the 500th Anniversary of Hampton Court Palace, located 5 miles from R.L. Allan's Tolworth office and the site where King James I of England (King James VI of Scotland) called together key Bible scholars and theologians in 1604 to commission the King James Version of the Bible.

To further celebrate this landmark publication each copy will also include a limited edition art print of Hampton Court Palace, painted to special commission for R.L. Allan by John Walsom, a well-known artist who lives locally but is represented by the Burlington Gallery in London's Mayfair. (To see other examples of John's work, visit

Bound in sumptuous mustard yellow calfskin, leather-lined in dark purple, this unique Bible also features PURPLE UNDER SILVER page edges, SILVER embossing on front and spine and double SILVER gilt lines inside, three 'Blackberry' PURPLE ribbon markers, presentation pages and family record in new improved design, dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance, 32 pages of lined writing paper and 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps. 

Printed on best quality, highly opaque 38gsm writable India Paper * Large, bold, black letter type * 100,000 centre column chain references with dates above * Three PURPLE ribbon markers * PURPLE under SILVER 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.

This special binding run is stamped 'ALLAN LIMITED EDITION' in silver on the inside back cover. 

Page size:  9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (234 x 165mm)

Margins: 1 inch outer and bottom margins 

Spine width: 1 1/2 inch thick 

Type size: 10/11pt bold print

Boxed weight: 1.3kg


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