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!