First Glimpse of Chocolate Brown Allan's ESV1

Thanks to Daniel Holle, whose son popped into the Glasgow storefront of R. L. Allan's and snapped these photos, I can now share some images of the new ESV1 BR -- the same Classic Reference layout but with a chocolate brown highland goatskin cover and three ribbons: one green, one purple, and one brown. Over the holidays, I've gotten e-mail about this edition pretty much every day, so I just want to let everyone know that (a) yes, I know about them, (b) I'm expecting one to review, and (c) I plan to do a side-by-side post of the three current color options: black, tan, and chocolate brown.

With no further ado, let's take a look at the photos:

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Above: The three editions of the Allan's ESV1 -- tan, chocolate brown, and black.
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Above: A peek inside the tan edition.
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Above: The chocolate brown, with the brown, purple and green ribbons displayed.

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Above: Inside the chocolate brown. The gilt line is visible on the cover's edge.
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Above: The chocolate brown spine.
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Above: The art gilt page edges.
The price at Bibles-Direct.com is £95, which at today's exchange rate is about $132. They're available from EvangelicalBible.com for $149.75 shipped. Available in early February.