This listing can be used to purchase a beautiful family bible that we will customize and bind in one of our original hand crafted and finished leather covers with the pictured Victorian era border showcasing your Letter of choice. 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. Our family bibles have heritage pages for keeping family records, including Marriage, Births, Special Events and Memories. A wonderful treasure for any family starting or established. You may also send us a bible of your choice to customize with our leather. Just choose "your standard" or "your family" in the options menu.