This Victorian design has become one of our favorite "standards" and we enhance each design by hand while also hand dying. We can also customize with the family name and established date on the spine. Most books these days use a very thin "bonded" leather which basically means it is made much like paper, in that the leather fibers are mixed with "bonding" agents and reformed to give it a leather look. We use just real through and through American tanned leather. Every hide is a little different. We are always cutting around brands and scars to get the smooth finish you see on our bibles but every one has its subtle differences with small scars and slight variations of color and grain. This gives the interior text block a great protection for generations of use and a beautiful finish to carry forward through the generations. We keep our favorite family size bibles on hand or there is the option for you to provide and send to us to bind in our custom leather. Just choose "Your Family Bible". We can also customize with the family name and established date on the spine. The family size is approximately 11 x 9 inches and the spine is usually close to 2 inches thick. Our family bibles have pages for keeping family records, including Marriage, Births, Special Events and Memories. A wonderful treasure for any family starting or established.