Vintage Goodness: Two Mid-Century Editions
No, you're not looking at the latest releases from R. L. Allan or Cambridge. These photos show a couple of near mint mid-century Bibles. The burgundy is a full yapp Revised Version published by Cambridge in 1949, while the black is Nelson's first edition RSV dating from 1952. Alexander Plump, a reader in Dusseldorf, Germany, is the fortunate owner. He snapped these pictures for our enjoyment.
Cambridge RV (1949)
I'm a sucker for full yapp edges, and the color looks great. Whether the photos are color accurate or not I can't say, but if the red in the snaps is anything like real life, I give it a thumbs up.
Nelson RSV 1st Edition (1952)
On the outside, everything looks conservative … but imagine the impact that clean, modern layout must have had when readers opened this Bible.
Many thanks to Alex for sharing the photos!