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Douay-Rheims Bible - Larger Print (Flexible Leather) - Black

Douay-Rheims Bible - Larger Print (Flexible Leather) - Black

Douay-Rheims Bible - Larger Print (Flexible Leather) - Black
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This edition brings together the very best of three Douay-Rheims Editions!

The Old and New Testaments - from the 1899 edition published by John Murphy Company, Baltimore, Maryland. Imprimatur: James Cardinal Gibbons, Archbishop of Baltimore (the whole revised and diligently compared with the Latin Vulgate by the Servant of God Bishop Richard Challoner). The Old and New Testaments and Historical and Chronological Index have been beautifully re-typeset, faithfully to reproduce the original 1899 Gibbons edition. The text is set in the classic Century Expanded font, which was originally used in the 1899 edition, and has been lovingly typed line by line to represent exactly the original edition. The Family Register pages have also been digitally typeset and redrawn.

Maps - from the 1911 edition published by Wm. Aleiter Co., Catholic Supply House, Indianapolis. Imprimatur: John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York. Eleven colored maps digitally redrawn by hand and fully colored.

Engravings - from the 1941 edition published by The Douay Bible House, New York. Imprimatur: Francis J. Spellman, D.D., Archbishop of New York. These thirty-two beautiful engravings recreate key moments in Biblical History. In our edition, they have been scanned, carefully remastered and enhanced, and their captions have been re-typeset and corrected to match the appropriate verses in the Bible text.

Included in this edition - Three Papal encyclicals regarding the importance of the Holy Bible!

Catholics looking for the traditional Catholic Bible in English should look no further!

Binding: Flexible (Black Moroccan Leather)

Notes by the Servant of God Bishop Challoner

Pages: 1,512

Size: 7" x 10"

Features the highest quality typography, binding, ribbons, gilding, head and tail bands, and endpapers.

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.


Why is this a large print Bible (the only Douay-Rheims in large print)?

The point size is less than 12-point but the end result is equivalent to a conventional 12-point:

Point size vs. x-Height

  • The point size of a typeface (Font Size) is a measure of its overall height, from the top of the tallest character above the baseline to the longest descender below the baseline.
  • x-Height refers to the distance between the baseline that letter sits on and the top of the lower case x (the source of the term) and mid-section of lower case letters.
The x-height is what really makes a difference to readability, not font size.

See the image below to see the difference!