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Discussion in 'General discussions' started by fredtgreco, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    I am looking for another "high end" ESV Bible for use at church. I have one now I like, an Allan Goatskin. I would like slightly larger print, but want the same level of quality. Please give me suggestions!
  2. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

  3. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    I bought this Bible https://www.christianbook.com/esv-heirloom-single-column-legacy-goatskin/9781433544491/pd/544491. I wanted a single column and I wanted very good leather. It's super nice...best Bible I've ever owned. This price is the best you'll find for this Bible. At Crossway it costs $275 and at Amazon it costs $185. So this company has it for a great price. I did call Crossway to ask if this company sells their Bibles and indeed they do business with Christianbook all the time.
  4. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Freshman

    There are a lot of really nice ESV's out on the market. Allan, Cambridge, Schuyler are your main "high end" publishers/book-binders, though as is pointed out Crossway is putting some nice ones out there too. I think the Omega is also a really nice Bible (https://www.christianbook.com/Chris...on=Search&Ne=0&event=ESRCG&nav_search=1&cms=1)

    If you want something very, very nice but also a bit unique, I would also keep an eye on Diego Caloca's website and facebook page (https://calocabible.com/). He buys new bibles and puts amazing covers on them.
  5. Romans922

    Romans922 Puritan Board Professor

  6. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    It looks like the Schuyler Quentel has 11 point font. Would that be the largest and most readable in a high end Bible? I've reached the point where my eyes are betraying me.
  7. KSon

    KSon Puritan Board Junior

    I have not come across a lot of high-end (quite) large print Bibles.

    In light of that, another option would be to find the cheapest edition of your desired font size and then send it off to be re-bound. This one is 14pt. font:


    The negative is that it will cost you a bit of time, as you've added an extra step. That said, it still could work out cheaper than the very high-end Bibles that are available on those two sites and you would have the font size of your choice.
  8. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

  9. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

  10. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Thanks, all. I don't think I need something as big as 14 point font, or a pulpit Bible. I am looking for a good size print that I can carry around (in church at least). It does not need to be compact (and I don't want 8 point!). It seems like the Schuyler Quentel is what I am looking for. Does anyone here have one? Are the pages not bleed through as they say?
  11. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritanboard Softy

    One word of "caution" ... I use the Allan Goatskin... It's an "Anglicized" Bible - but other than spelling words in an Anglicized way (i.e., honour) I had never noticed a difference. A few months ago, as I was nearing the conclusion of our series through Mark, I got to ch14, specifically where Jesus tells Peter that before the cock crows the latter would have denied him. Anyway, after that service, one of my elders came up to me to tease me... "Do you have a problem with the word "rooster?" Only then did I realize that the American ESVs all say "rooster" while my Anglicized ESV said "cock."
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  12. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    Hah! I have noticed the Anglicized nature as well. My Allan is also older than the last (2016) ESV slight revision, so occasional changes are noticed.
  13. Doulos McKenzie

    Doulos McKenzie Puritan Board Freshman

    Honestly, you should by a hardback large print then get it rebound.
  14. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Here is a photo of a NKJV Quentel taken in natural light on the porch. Slightly overcast day, but in my experience with a couple of Schuyler Bibles the opacity of the paper is very good. They do have line matching which helps a lot. I've yet to find a Bible that does not have some bleed through. Even Oxford and Cambridge from the early part of the last century into the '50s-'60s. P1020937.JPG
  15. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    Allen is now selling on their site high end from Crossway, that look really nice for about 150.00!
    Also, the reformed study bible in Esv by Rc Sproul group has top end calfskin for 150.00 also.
  16. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I have an Omega, and it is indeed very nice as well as a good size. I also have a full yapp, art gild rebind by Diego Caloca, and it is just fabulous (but the wait time.....). I keep telling myself I am "done" accumulating "high end" bibles, but my resolve is weak.
  17. monoergon

    monoergon Puritan Board Freshman

    By the way, does any one know which Bible has the least "bleed-through" or see-through paper?
  18. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

    What is an Omega? My father had a watch by that name, but what Bible is that?
  19. Berean

    Berean Puritan Board Doctor

  20. JimmyH

    JimmyH Puritan Board Junior

    Omega was a good watch, makes me feel old since I remember them well. Of course Omega is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. For great detailed reviews on the high end Bibles that Evangelical Bible sells check out Bible Design Blog. His archives cover many of them as well as custom rebinds.
  21. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Senior

  22. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    I don't have a Schuyler ESV, but I do have a Schuyler NKJV. It is the best preaching Bible I own, and the bleed-through is practically non-existent, because Schuyler does such a good job of making the print line up on front to back pages (something Mark Bertrand always notices). Their paper is thick and opaque. You will find it very easy to read, I would predict.
  23. John Yap

    John Yap Puritan Board Freshman

  24. JTB.SDG

    JTB.SDG Puritan Board Freshman

    Wow, John, your last name is very appropriate for this discussion. (Can I get a laugh anyone?? Or am I the only one who gets this. That would be sad).
  25. Brian R.

    Brian R. Puritan Board Freshman

    I get it, Jon. Love the yapp. Wish I had one with a full yapp!
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  26. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

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  27. TylerRay

    TylerRay Puritan Board Junior

    How much did that cost you, if you don't mind sharing?
  28. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    I don't recall off the top of my head, but I think it was $150ish for a huge bible. With highland goatskin, full yapp, spine bands, 4 extra ribbons, and red-under-gold art guild. This was a few years ago.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2017
  29. Semper Fidelis

    Semper Fidelis 2 Timothy 2:24-25 Staff Member

    Tell me about it. I've gotten to the point with my Stargardts where I have to shine a flashlight on anything to read it. I have a Schuyler I don't really use any more because I need good backlighting to read. I recommend the Bible, though, as it is beautiful, smells really good, and has the Confessions built in to boot!
  30. fredtgreco

    fredtgreco Vanilla Westminsterian Staff Member

    The problem I have is that I would want the black, and that is out of stock in the Credo (creeds version)!

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