first new Cambridge setting of a KJV reference Bible for over 50 years
paragraph format for ease of reading
single column makes it read like an ordinary book
references appear in outer margin
This is an entirely new setting of the Bible, published to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the King James Version but intended to become a staple of the Cambridge list for many years to come as a new and distinctive format. This particular edition is the first new Cambridge KJV reference Bible for over half a century and has been carefully designed for the modern era to meet an increasing demand for a more accessible format and comfortable reading size. It is typeset in Lexicon No.1, a digital font designed for easy reading and with many similar characteristics to traditional hot-metal Bible typefaces, thus marrying the best of the old and the new. The print is black-letter throughout and the text is presented in paragraph (rather than traditional chapter and verse) style and in a single-column format. The notes and cross-references have been relocated to the outer margin, leaving the text relatively free and unencumbered. The Bible includes 15 colour maps and – instead of a conventional concordance and dictionary – a Reader's Companion which offers the key elements of those features in one place. It is printed on India paper with art-gilt edges and is bound with two ribbons in brown top grain calfskin leather.