A story in pictures. Because this new ESV Bible—the ESV Heirloom Single Column Personal Size Bible—needs only a one-word review: exquisite.
Bloggers write words when none are needed, however, because the word-count of the internet is not yet full—so I will oblige with some more words.
The slip case with velvet wrapping up the Bible is exquisite.
The gilt embossing is exquisite.
The goatskin is exquisite. Mmm.
The gilt page edges are exquisite.
The single-column, paragraphed layout is, um, you guessed it.
The Bible stands.
The type (the excellent Lexicon) is exquisite, and the line-matching and bright paper commend it well.
The headings are helpful and elegant. I believe in the value and importance of these ESV headings even more now that I have had to write headings for a commentary project.
The paragraphing and page layout are careful and helpful. They are the exquisite culmination of centuries of tradition combined with the power of...