The Cambridge Pitt Minion is a smaller - compact Bible of extreme quality and craftmanship.
Understanding terminology really helps. Reading reviews for all the various Cambridge Pitt Minion Bibles, the common complaint is that it is too small, the print is tiny, etc...
A minion classification means that it fits in your hand, and has at most a 7-point print.
I was pleased with the extreme quality goatskin binding. I was pleased with the long-grain printing of the pages (means it won't buckle or have non-smooth inner page foldings). The art-gilt outer page edges are a knockout for beauty. (art-gilt edges are only on the goatskin bindings - all others are plainly gold-edge gilt - still beautiful, just not as gorgeous as it could be) And the print, as expected - 6.75 point - is exceptionally beautiful and clear, even to my aging eyes.
Yes, I use prescription reading glasses, but I use them when reading my large-print Oxford Bibles too!
I recommend this Bible to anyone seeking a superbly constructed, quality, daily-use Bible.
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Cambridge's original Pitt Minion Bibles were notable for their use of a compact typeface designed for Cambridge University Press in the heyday of hot-metal composition. They have been a feature of the Cambridge list for over half a century.
The Pitt Minion Reference Edition now follows in this historic tradition, using a stylish modern digital typeface which like its predecessor combines utility and elegance. It uses the Lexicon typeface, carefully chosen for its economical use of space. This is the font used for dictionaries and encyclopedias because it accommodates a lot of characters in a small space. The result is a classic Bible for the twenty-first century produced in a remarkably compact yet readable form.
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