Puritan Board Doctor
Jessica said: "I just bought 1599 Geneva Family Bible (Genuine Burgundy Leather) - BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!$69.99 (so $35 each)
I am going to give one to my in-laws for mother's/father's day or something, and one is "for my husband."
Here's the link. This isn't the Calvin anniversary edition, but they have that, too."
Jessica, how is the quality of that leather? That sounds like a great deal. I'm not sure if I want the family edition or the regular edition, though.
OK, well, the leather seems nice enough(?) BUT it is sort of a hardback book with leather covering the hard backed-ness. I'm not sure if that is clear or if that is normal for "family Bibles," since they're a bit bigger. The cover is completely un-bendable, if that makes any more sense.
And the inside of the cover is covered in a burnt orange wallpaper/table cloth-like material. The pages DO have gold edges.
The front of the Bible is embossed (right word? engraved?) with gold lettering and it is very pretty. Remember, though, that mine came as "America's Four Hundreth Anniversary Edition" and that is printed on the front. I feel a little silly giving it as a gift, since it is now America's 402nd birthday. But my husband said he thinks his parents will still like it, and it does seem to have a purpose, as the intro does speak of America, instead of looking like I bought last year's dated Christmas decorations on clearance.
I took some pictures of it, so you can see what I'm talking about.