The New American Standard Bible is the most literal of the translations published by Cambridge, making it ideal for in-depth word studies. All archaic language, however, has been removed in the 1995 update. The slimline Cambridge Pitt Minion format is widely admired for its compact but clear type and its elegant binding styles. In the NASB editions the words of Christ are printed in red and there are full cross-references, a dictionary/concordance and maps. This is a Bible binding of the very highest quality, printed on very thin and light India paper, with beautiful art-gilt edges. The pages are Smyth-sewn, giving the books plenty of support and allowing them to stay flat once open. The cover is made from brown goatskin leather, a supremely supple and flexible material, which not only looks and feels good, but will last for many years. This Bible has two ribbons to keep the place and a presentation page.