This listing actually includes 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 design etched in the leather. We are happy to put your family name or initial in the middle as shown in our illustration, or we can use the space to put a special verse or quote of your 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 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 family NAB Catholic bible. If you would like this design on a different type of bible, just open a discussion with us or request in the notes section of the listing when you purchase. NIV, KJV and NKJV are also available.