18th Century Revivalist Style
1. The 18th Century Revivalist Style (Hardcover Version):
This decorative but still a little rustic hardcover Bible does not much resemble what’s coming out of modern day factories. What’s inside is a modern hardcover study Bible, but the outside is a medium to dark brown hand-tooled, hand-dyed English calfskin cover with a dark brown leather spine label. This keepsake quality binding should last a good long time.
The decorative hand tooling is found on both the front and back boards. The style also includes antique (cloth) head and tail bands, prominent raised ribs, carmel hand-milled paper end pages, and yes, we include a ribbon for bookmarking where you last read.
2. The 18th Century Revivalist Style (Softcover Version):
This is the softcover version of the preceding style, in the same hand-dyed English calfskin. Because it’s a softcover and will be flexed, we don’t use the applied leather spine label and we use regular head and tailbands, but the decorative tooling — on both the front and back covers — is still the same.
The leather is soft and flexible to allow the Bible to open flat, and the end pages are standard black leatherette. All the Bibles in this series are stamped with “Leonard’s” for identification as an original.