The Easton Press (EP) Rembrandt Family Bible certainly cannot be considered ‘fine press’ in that it is not a limited edition, is not done in letterpress, and does not use upgraded leather or paper from EP’s more ‘normal’ editions. Having said that, it is a very nicely produced book with easy to read and attractive font and spacing, bound in beautifully classic black leather with an attractive gold stamped design, gold gilded edges on all sides, and nicely re-produced images of over a hundred paintings and drawings by Rembrandt. Best of all, Easton Press sells this for $225, which, considering the overall package, is quite a deal. I purchased mine at least ten years ago; unless memory fails me, the price is the same now as it was then.
The book world is awash in high end collectible bibles, costing from hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. No other book presents the collector with so many choices. For those wanting an heirloom family bible, while wanting to keep their investment moderate, this Easton Press edition is hard to beat. This is especially true if, like me, you like the art of Rembrandt. With the many illustrations in this edition, I find reading it much more enlightening and enjoyable, as Rembrandt’s visual interpretations illuminate the writing in a way that weaves it into one’s consciousness. The extensive encyclopedia section provides another tool for those readers looking for a deeper understanding of what they are reading.
About The Edition
- King James version
- Illustrated with 116 Rembrandt masterpieces
- Leather binding with gold stamped design
- Gold gilding on all three edges
- Generous margins
- An illuminated section allows you to record your family’s history
- Beautifully designed pages for the Sermon on the Mount (see below)
- A 225-page Bible encyclopedia section
- 8 3/4″ x 11 3/4″, 1,384pp