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Marvin

Now, I am going to have to buy red! And I will definitely look for a red moleskin.

J. Mark Bertrand

The red Moleskines are all planners, Marvin, but one of the 2008 packages also comes shrik-wrapped with a red softcover journal. I have one, but it's not 2008 yet, so I haven't worked up the courage to actually open it.

Carl Hayman

@JMB - The Bible I mentioned to you several weeks ago is off to Mechling's today for the Deluxe Rebinding package...with scarlet goatskin, and silver imprinting. Thanks for your great site...and the inspiration (and necessary contact) for this "project."

matt

Carl - Exciting...Let us know how the Bible turns out. Curious, is there a particular reason that you decided to go with silver imprinting as opposed to gold? I wuold interested to see how that turns out.

Carl Hayman

@Matt - To be honest, I wanted something a little different, but not too different, and I felt the red/silver combo would be an aesthetically pleasing alternative. If it hadn't been for the fact that I was really hankering after a red Bible, I'd have probably gone with a dark blue binding/silver imprinting scheme...I have a devotional book in those colors, and it's quite striking, I think.

matt

Carl - Sounds like a nice combination, I am assuming that the gilding on the pages is also silver which would make sense with the red silver combo.

Carl Hayman

Matt - Actually, the gilding is somewhat faded, so the silver won't clash (at least, that's what I told myself when I was filling in the order form...).

Carl Hayman

Mechling's just emailed...The Scarlet Goat Bible is on the way. I await it with eager anticipation. [understatement]

matt

carl - would you be willing to send a couple pics so we could check out the bible?

Carl Hayman

Matt - JMB has already requested some photos (and some verbage about the experience), and I will comply shortly. As we're at the cusp of Christmas (and all the calmness that entails {tongue firmly in cheek}), it will be a few days before I'll get a chance to send them. Hopefully, by mid-week next week.

'Til then, Merry Christmas to all you Bibliophiles...

Seraphim

Any updates (and pics?) on the Scartlet Goat?

Carl Hayman

The Scarlet Goat pics and comments are in Mark's capable hands. Keep your eyes peeled...it could be any day!

Seraphim

I look forward to it!
I have a Bible that I'm eyeing towards a re-bind, so I'm quite interested in the results.

Scott F

I've got a red Jerusalem bible, with Dali prints! It is really one of the nicest bibles I own.

danielle

I am researching having my beloved Bible rebound. I was considering red (a color I most enjoy!) and came across this post. You have me thinking!

Adam

Conciliar Press is offering a red version of the Orthodox Study Bible. I hope it is nicer than the regular black leather OSB, because the black ones leather is hard and of poor quality.

http://www.conciliarpress.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/O/S/OSB_RedLeather.gif

David Nilsen

If anyone is interested, I'm selling my red leather 1979 BCP for only $24. It's like new, I never used it (because I have another one). The red and gold combination is beautiful, and you can't beat 3 ribbon markers! Here is the Amazon link (mine should be at the top of the list, seller name is DVN):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0195287827/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used

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onciliar Press is offering a red version of the Orthodox Study Bible. I hope it is nicer than the regular black leather OSB, because the black ones leather is hard and of poor quality.

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If anyone is interested, I'm selling my red leather 1979 BCP for only $24. It's like new, I never used it (because I have another one). The red and gold combination is beautiful, and you can't beat 3 ribbon markers! Here is the Amazon link (mine should be at the top of the list, seller name is DVN):

JACK LASSITER

I LOVE RED LEATHER BIBLES, ESPECIALLY RED SCOFIELDS. I AM VERY INTERESTED IN BUYING ANY RED LEATHER KJV BIBLE YOU MAY HAVE. PLEASE, PLEASE CONTACT ME OR PUT ME IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE WHO HAS RED LEATHER KJV BIBLES TO SELL. MY INFO IS LISTED BELOW. F YOU MISS IT GO TO WWW.JACKLASSITER.COM

Brian Davis

Don't forget about the Crimson Allan ESV Reader everybody! June 2010 release. Yup. Just thought I would mention it...

Lem Schaffer

Mark,

Great Blog. My parents gave me a red Moracco Leather Lined Silk Sewed Oxford KJV Scofield bible in 1957 when I was 14. Dad wrote, "To our son Lemuel Charles Schaffer. May His Word guide you in your joys and sorrows. Our love, Your Daddy & Mother 1957." Next to Jesus, it is my best friend and most valued treasure. Now I am looking for its companion, red, leather, and probably a more modern version.

Thank you for your helpful site,
Lem

Mark Pollex

Dear Sir; Have you reviewed the "Orthodox Study Bible" which is being sold by Conciliar Press,
and printed by T. Nelson,? I probably have about 10 English versions in my library;
(KJV, NKJV, NASB< etc)and I don't understand what is supposed to be "unique" about this one.

Ryan

Mark,
The unique thing about the Orthodox study bible is that the OT is a translation of the Septuagint rather than a hebrew text. it is the New English Translation of the Septuagint, available on its own from Oxford, or bound with an NKJV NT in the Orthodox study Bible.

Shannon Davis

I am looking for a Bright Red King James Leather Bible - does this exist?

I would be in heaven if I could get a Thomas Nelson #2016 Slimline in RED Leather instead of Black

ANyone have recommendation on where I could get a stock #2016 Black Leather Rebound with RED Leather?

Terri H

Try Trinitarian Bible Society's Windsor or maybe one of their other Bibles. Nice pics at evbible.com. It looks red to me, but you might want to make sure it's not a bright burgundy.


I love red leather Bibles too, and I might buy this one, especially since I like text Bibles.

John S

Shannon, I'm pretty sure that TBS bibles are burgundy. Try local church bible publishers. They have red. Better yet, get the Thomas Nelson bible you want in black and get it rebound by Leonard's.

bill

Shannon, I think the TBS "400th Anniversary" KJV is one TBS bible that's available in a true red binding, and with nice leather.

As Mark has noted before, red bibles come in numerous shades of red from maroon to pinkish. Adding to the difficulty, reds notoriously don't photograph realistically. So you may want to make sure you either buy from a "brick and mortar" store where you can try before you buy (make sure you take it to a window where you have natural light) or with the understanding you can return it if it's not the shade you like.

Wade D. Peterson

Does the color RED symbolize anything in particular? I'm doing some research and C.G. Jung's Liber Novus (The Red Book), and Jung's original work looks just like a medieval Bible manuscript, and the publisher made the Reader's edition look just like a small handheld Bible - complete with red ribbon and gold lettering.

Given that Jung was a psychotherapist that used symbolism in his work, there must be some reason he made his work look like a Bible, and some reason he chose to make it RED. Any suggestions would be helpful.

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