We customize and produce every bible cover when it is ordered and our specialty is working with clients to personalize it. This design has become a favorite for wedding bibles and we recently found the beautiful border and added it to the cross and rings. We hand tool the cross and rings and hand embellish to make it stand out. We are happy to add names and wedding dates underneath or on the antique ribbed 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. Our family bibles have wonderful pages for keeping family records, including Marriage, Births, Special Events and Memories. A wonderful treasure for any family starting or established. This particular listing is a New American Bible. We are always on the lookout for the best made and arranged bibles we can find. Years that they were published, artwork and layout vary. If you have a particular typed in mind, please let us know. We can also recover one you already own if you desire.