Monday, December 08, 2008

Ooooh. Pretty Bibles.

Father Anonymous is a sucker for pretty things in general (evidence:  Mother A.) and pretty books in particular (evidence:  top shelf, living room bookcase, west side).  Oh, and he is also a sucker for the Holy Bible (evidence:  vocation).

So you can imagine how happily he greeted a tip from the shadowy internet figure known only as "Stynxno," which led him to J. Mark Bertrand's Bible Design & Binding blog.  It features thoughtful reviews and clear photos of many, many different editions of the Bible, as well as (occasionally) breviaries and other sacred books.  The emphasis is on visual and tactile matters -- layout, paper, binding materials, how flat a volume opens -- rather than the usual business of championing one translation over another.

It's the sort of thing you can easily waste a lunch-hour salivating over.  And for some Egg readers, it may also prove to be a Christmas shopping guide.

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