This Bible was exactly what I needed. I cut my teeth on the RSV, and the ESV is very similar, so I love it. The print is a nice size. Big enough but not silly big. Most of the page is straight Bible text, just the way I want it. Only the most important notes and cross references are listed out of the way at the bottom.
The one disappointment was that it is very difficult to tell that the Bible cover is genuine leather. It looks and feels very stiff and thin, not soft and pliable as you would expect from genuine leather. I would have preferred to spend an extra ten dollars or so on the Bible and gotten a higher quality cover.
This bible has a fine appearance. The print being large enough the font seems to be narrow top to bottom.
For my viewing it is affected by left to right capture of words becomes stilted. Much print often bleeds through from opposite page. The psalms have a different top to bottom placement on the page than most other books.
Replacement of a similar priced bible is not an option due to shipping costs.
I did a lot of search before buying this bible. The reviews helped me decide .
The bible is well made . the cover is soft but not like cloth soft .It has a good feel when holding it . The font is a dark color ink . The font is dark enough to read with out eye strain . And the type of font is a clear type font . By that I mean it is not big like box lettering . And it is printed with out smearing or blurring . The chapter numbers are a shade darker and easy to find. The paper is not thin ,but a better grade of paper . I use a pencil to under line . As I think ink would possible show through. Depending on the ink .
I am more pleased with this bible and its construction than some I have bought in years past. (I needed a bible to read ,you will not find notes or comments )
there is a small Introduction of chapters, concordance and maps .
And for me 70 years young, poor vision and cannot hold heavy book . This is a good buy. judy