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Cambridge Bibles KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Calf Split leather, black

The KJV Concord Wide-Margin Edition is extremely popular with KJV scholars. It features wide margins all around the text for verse-by-verse annotations, as well as cross-references, a glossary, concordance, 15 colour maps and the Translators' Preface. The Bible text features pronunciation marks and has the distinctive Cambridge bold-figure cross-references. The paper is slightly heavier than in the regular Concord to allow for note-taking, and has gilt edges.

The Bible is bound in black calf split leather. Calf split is a superior grade to French Morocco leather, tanned to approach the quality and feel of full-grain calfskin leather.

The Bible has two ribbon markers and is handsomely finished with red and black head- and tail-bands. It also has a section of ruled paper for notes, and bold-figure cross-references.

Dimensions are 9.50" x 7.75" x 1.75"

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Customer Reviews for KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Calf Split leather, black
Review 1 for KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Calf Split leather, black
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
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very nice

Date:October 24, 2012
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trailhikeone
Location:bullhead city,az
Age:45-54
Gender:male
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A great book, great quality. lays flat. the paper is nice for marking.
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Review 2 for KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Calf Split leather, black
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Needs improvment.

Date:October 18, 2012
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Location:OH
Age:35-44
Gender:male
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Excellent leather, excellent paper (all Bibles should be made with this paper), excellent wide margins. Now to the problems. First, the center-column translators notes are too small - smaller than any of my Bibles made by American publishers. Second, the "bold-figure cross reference system" is a poorly designed system imo. Instead of putting a little number or symbol by a word that has a center-column note, the reader has to keep checking the center-column and matching words from the text that are restated in the center-column and then reading the translator's note. A little number or symbol to alert the reader to a marginal note while reading the text would be so much better. Third, the ink used in printing the text sometimes fades towards the end of page headings and sentences. It may have just been the Bible I received, but there was also a whole sentence out of place in Psalms. Fourth, no red-letter edition available. I was expecting more for a Bible at this price. If the publisher fixes these things I would definitely consider buying again.
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Review 3 for KJV Concord Wide-Margin Reference Bible, Calf Split leather, black
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pleased

Date:May 3, 2012
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I miss the old style notation, dictionary and center marginal references. Overall the Bible is good, just not as helpful as my old Cambridge. The quality of cover, binding is excellent and I like the larger print. Giant print would be even better.
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