I had a worn out smaller version but eyes needed the bigger print. The cover was typical for a genuine leather Bible. My previous version was Morocco. Would like to see that again. It was more pliable but after breaking in this Bible it laid flat and will serve any one well. Recommend this Bible for those who do not have a lot of references beyond their Bible. Not much ecclesiastical stuff many Bibles have today to argue their pet doctrines. Excellent added index, principles of bible study, cyclopedia of topics and texts, brief outlines of the books, archeology section and concordance. Well satisfied with Bible for the price. Oh Christianbooks has great service also.
The Thompson Chain reference Bible recently purchased was for my son. I have been using a similar Bible since 1992, and, because of the quality of the production, etc., I would have no problem recommending it to any serious Bible student.
Like all Bibles though, no matter how good the product is, unless we are getting revelation of God through it, we really should go play tennis or something, as it is only God Who can unfold the Word