First, this book is enormous. I have no idea where I'm going to put it in my house. Regardless, I am extremely glad to own it. How could I say no--the price on CBD was unbeatable and the shipping was very fast!
The colors on the printed pages are excellent and there is very little glare when opened. Highly readable. The binding is not of the quality it could be for supporting a book of this size and weight but I'm sure the price would be remarkably higher if the binding were improved at all. I think it is sturdy enough to last so I'm not worried.
Overall I am thrilled with this beautiful facsimile of such an important work in the history of the Scriptures. I'm still learning Greek but I've enjoyed the challenges that this book presents as I continue to learn. I've used the website to view the manuscript many times and I highly recommend that this facsimile and the online version be used to complement one's study of the Sinaiticus.
This is really an unbelievable opportunity for those with a love for teaching the word of God in its original languages. Holding this in my hands is a true privilege of which I am very thankful to God for. This project was indeed a labor of immense proportions considering the story of how this text came together. Sinaiticus lives up to everything you are looking for and more. Thank you Hendrickson and CBD!!!!
I bought this from Christianbook.com and at their price it is a superb bargain. I am in Europe and it was shipped to me from another EU country, so delivery was speedy and there were no Customs charges to pay.
On a matter of detail, it does not contain "the full canon of the Christian Bible". It contains the whole of the New Testament, plus two early works of Christian literature, and about half of the Old Testament and the Apocrypha. It does include Isaiah, Jeremiah, many of the minor prophets and most of the poetical books (Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, Job), plus some chapters from Genesis, Leviticus and Numbers, and some other OT books, plus some books from the Apocrypha.
It is large and heavy and needs to be opened on a large table, preferably using other large books as wedges under the front and back covers to protect the spine. One would be advised to store it horizontally.
All of the text is legible and most of it is absolutely superb. It deserves the highest-possible recommendation.