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Douay-Rheims Psalms and New Testament - Flexible Cover (Burgundy Leather)

Douay-Rheims Psalms and New Testament - Flexible Cover (Burgundy Leather)

Douay-Rheims Psalms and New Testament - Flexible Cover (Burgundy Leather)
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Ideal for those wanting to carry the New Testament and Psalms at all times for meditation and prayer. This handy volume will fit into a shirt pocket or handbag.

It uses the same solid Douay-Rheims translation of the New Testament and Psalms as our Bible, and is well organized for prayerful meditation, excellent for evangelism and a great portable gift for graduates and friends alike.

Binding: Flexible cover (Cabra Bonded Leather)

Pages: 384

Size: 4.25" x 6.85"

- Gilded edges

- Two ribbons

Almost every Douay-Rheims Bible in print is the “Douay-Rheims-Challoner” edition. Bishop Richard Challoner revised the original Douay-Rheims translation (from the “Clementine Edition” of the Latin Vulgate revised by Pope Clement VIII in the 1590s) after the Rheims New Testament was done from 1749-1752. Bishop Challoner updated the grammar and made corrections to the original by comparing it to the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts.
We spent hundreds of hours meticulously re-typesetting each title to ensure crystal clear text. Thus, there are no blotches or scratched out text from older versions, making you wonder what is being said. Technology and tradition are mixed to produce books that are renowned for their crisp readable type, aesthetic beauty and longevity. Each title is scanned from its original edition, text recognized and carefully proofread. A great amount of creative energy is put into the layout of each title—the most appropriate typography for books, chapters, headings and the text—pleasing to the eye of the reader.
After such care has been taken over the design, both inside and out, it is essential that the manufacturing processes maintains the highest standards in every copy produced. All books are sewn bound to the highest quality, so that they not only look good on the shelves but are always a pleasure to read year after year.

The flexible cover books are made using leather, hand covered over flexible boards, which are specially designed to flex many times without breaking. The corners are rounded and the edges are then meticulously stitched to create an elegant and durable appearance.

Ribbons are excellent for referring to different sections, or to note the point which has been read, so are standard on all our books. For prayer books with gilding, we use special ultra-soft ribbons that is designed not to damage the gilding (a common problem with gilded books) and on our classics series, we use the finest satin ribbon markers.
In times gone by, paper was of such a poor quality, that gilding the edge of the book was a way to prevent light and humidity from breaking it down even faster. Today gilding is more decorative and is mainly used for sacred works. On our Bibles and prayer book titles, the edges of the paper have been gilded to the highest standards with a special gold gilding process.
Head and Tail bands
Headbands originated in Victorian England as a way of covering the unsightly spine sewing at the head and tail of the book block (hence the name). At one time popular with publishers, but due to cost are less used today by trade publishers, these small finishing touches and so each book has colored head and tail bands.
The endpapers are made of thick heavy-weight paper, decoratively printed with traditional Catholic symbols, marble motives or other designs in wide array of colors according to the color of the cover, complementing the overall design of the book.

*Features Smyth Sewn Binding: Smyth Sewn (section sewn) book bindings are the highest quality book binding available on the market today. They are the hallmark of library quality, archival-safe books because the pages (actually sets of gathered book pages called “signatures”) are physically sewn into the book using binders thread and further reinforced with fabric backing and adhesive to create the most useable and durable books available.