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KJV Allan Longprimer Edition - Brown Meriva Calfskin


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R.L. Allan
6-1/2 x 9-1/2 x 1-1/2"
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The video preview shows the Allan Longprimer 53 Highland Goatskin and not the Allan Longprimer 52 Meriva Calfskin Edition. The type of leather and style of yapp are different (only a semi-overlapping yapp on the Meriva Calfskin), but all of the study features and text / cross reference examples will be the same in this bible.

Quite Possibly the Finest Large Print Bible Available, this beautiful edition of the 52 Longprimer is bound in a soft Brown Meriva natural grain calfskin (a slightly lighter shade than our usual chocolate brown) with a generous semi-yapp cover, and is leather-lined in dark brown split calfskin, with gilt line round the inside of the case, and features double-sprayed red under gold art gilt page edges and three honey gold ribbon markers with white head and tail bands.

Revised edition includes our distinctive 8pp Presentation Page and Family Record as well as 32pp of navy feint rule Allan notepaper in addition to the dictionary of proper names, subject index, concordance and 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps.

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.

Our latest Longprimer printings hark back 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 honey gold 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.

- Large Print 11pt. bold Longprimer font
- Brown Meriva Calfskin Leather
- Semi-overlapping yapp cover that is leather-lined in dark brown split calfskin with gilt line round the inside of the case
- Best Quality writable India Paper
- Smyth-Sewn Pages for extreme flexibility
- Presentation Page and Family Records
- Red under Gold Gilded page edges
- 3 Navy Blue ribbon markers
- 100,000 center-column chain references with dates above
- Concordance
- Subject Index
- Dictionary of Proper Names
- 16 pages of Oxford Bible maps
- 32 pages of navy ruled Allan notepaper

***Fits Deluxe Genuine Leather Bible Cover L.

Add Name Imprinting for $30:
Please Note: All RL Allan orders with name imprinting can take up to 10 additional business days to ship.

About R.L. Allan & Son Publishers:
R.L. Allan Publishers, established in 1863 in Glasgow, Scotland, is a world renowned bible publisher and leather manufacturer. From the birthplace of King James himself come some of the finest premium leather KJV bibles on the planet. These extraordinary KJV Bibles now have a home at The KJV Store for the first time ever.

Leather-Lined Style:
All Allan Bible covers are "lined to the edge” style with genuine leather linings. Carefully joining the cover to the Bible, using several flexible components, eliminates restrictions and stress points often found in paste-off or glue-bound methods. This unique style of binding offers the utmost flexibility, thus allowing your Bible to withstand years of continuous use. The “leather-lined” binding is what sets these apart from anything by Cambridge, Oxford, or other traditional publishers.

Royal License:
R.L. Allan Bibles are so renowned that they have been appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth as official publishers of the King James Authorized Version in Scotland where the Sovereign holds the perpetual copyright. The license of which can be seen on the "Look Inside" images above.

R.L. Allan Bibles are shipped via UK Royal Mail with FREE DELIVERY to the U.S., CANADA, and UK!
- FREE UK Royal Mail Shipping from London typically delivers to the U.S. and most destinations in 2-3 Weeks.
- FedEx 2nd Day Air Shipping for 2 Day Delivery is also available in the U.S. and Canada.
- UK Royal Mail Traceable is available to Customers Outside of the U.S., Canada, and UK for $50 Per Item.
- Please note. R.L. Allan is closed on Fridays and are 6 hours behind The KJV Store C.ST., as such, all orders placed Thursday morning or later will not be shipped until the following Monday at earliest. This includes FedEx 2nd Day Air orders.
***Please note that the FREE Royal Mail shipping option is Not Traceable, therefore no Order Tracking will be provided on the Free, Non-Traceable UK Royal Mail Service. Customers will still receive a shipment notification after which they can expect delivery within 2-3 weeks. Please allow additional time during the Christmas Season.
***Please note that any R.L. Allan returns will need to be returned to the UK.


4 Reviews
  • Shawn

    5 12/31/20


    I received my KJV Allan Longprimer in a short amount of time. It is definitely the very best quality Bible I have ever owned. I would highly recommend it. It is well worth the investment! Thanks KJV Store.

  • Daniel

    5 5/1/20

    Great Bible / Customer Service

    I received the Bible with a small issue. The KJV store customer service was fast, responsive, and took care of the issue in an expedient manner. The cover is flat and smooth. The leather is soft and beautiful as well. The pages are nice and thick making annotating very easy with no bleed through. All in all I am satisfied with the product and the customer service. I will definitely buy from the KJV store again.

  • Scott

    5 3/23/20

    KJV Allan Longprimer-Meriva Calfskin Edition

    For years I have wanted to buy a premium leather bound KJV Bible. When I recently discovered The KJV Store I found exactly what I was looking for. The KJV Allan Longprimer Edition Bible stands heads and shoulders over all the others that I considered purchasing. The quality is absolutely outstanding! My shopping experience with The KJV Store was excellent. I received my Bible faster than I expected. Great service. Thank you!

  • Becky

    5 3/12/17

    KVJ Allan Longprimer-Meriva Calfskin

    These Bibles are perfect. The calfskin leather is smooth and with it being leather lined soft and supple. It has the Presentation page with Family Record, Children, Grandchildren and Deaths. The back has lined blank pages for notes (which I truly love). The print is large and readable the paper feels great. It truly is a longprimer with the semi yapp. It feels awesome in your hand. The details are wonderful. It will last me a lifetime. I got the brown with three honey gold ribbon markers and my husband got the black with navy blue ribbon markers and it has a navy blue inside leather lined cover. It lays flat on each page your on. If your looking for a GREAT Bible at a GREAT price I highly recommend the Meriva Bible. The KJV Store is the best place to shop. It is everything they said and more.

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