Quite awhile back on Bible Design and Binding: Cambridge Wide Margin Reference Bible (NASB) I read the following
Like trying to hold water in my hands … that’s what my first experience with the Cambridge Wide Margin Reference Bible was like. I expected the goatskin cover to be flexible, but this was ridiculous. Ridiculously good, that is. Wherever it wasn’t supported by my hand, this Bible gracefully plunged toward the floor, almost like it was wet. I half expected it to be dripping, but of course it wasn’t. That’s the illusion a fine, flexible binding can give. Though the New American Standard Bible (NASB), the translation featured in this edition, is often described as “wooden,” this wide-margin felt anything but. It was the best Cambridge binding I’ve ever witnessed, and one of the best Bibles I’ve ever handled, period…
He was right.
I went ahead and ordered This Bible (Amazon link) and I’m so glad I did. It arrived today and with trembling hands I opened the box on the most expensive Bible I’ve ever owned. It smelled wonderful! The pages are beautifully art gilt. Both black ribbons are the right length and have the right feel that they should have for a Bible of this size. Nothing about this bible feels like it shouldn’t.