- recover of the Ignatius RSV-CE "NT/Psalms". Originally blue bonded leather (which, of bonded leather bibles, I think Ignatius' is the best.)
- recovered by Leonard's Book Restoration
- Chocolate "Soft-tanned Goatskin"
- Blind stamping of name and "Holy Bible" on spin.
- They added the spin ribbing and replaced the original 2 red ribbons with the 3 different colors.
I'm fascinated by books with great covers. That is definitely a good re-bind.
Wow, great job Leonard's! I'll bet Corey is enjoying that "new Bible smell". :)
Caveat: Does not taste like chocolate.
Seriously, I will comment more on the recover and the particular bible itself, but I am VERY pleased. I am having a NSRV XL w/Apoc recovered in black goatskin for our pastor (because he has more than enough NABs and RSVs and he likes that particular edition. I will send photos of that recover as well.
What was the cost?
I suspect this one was right under $100.
I really like the chocolate goatskin. I had an Compact Oxford NRSV w/ Apoc rebound in the chocolate goatskin a couple of years ago, but it didn't turn out so well, which was more my fault than it was Leonard's. I experimented with some extreme yapp and four ribbon markers. The end result was too much leather on a small Bible and too many ribbons for comfort. The Bible was a joy to hold and touch (I gave it away last year), but something never felt quite right about it.
I must say that this lil' beauty is nearly as fine as J. Mark Bertrand's recent rebind of the Clarion ESV in English calfskin.
$89.50 before the extras. Blind stamping ($10), 3 ribbons ($20 and shipping ($10), came to $111.50. Not inexpensive, but the opposite end of the spectrum from "cheap". More later.
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