The English Standard Version is a literal translation from the original Bible texts, firmly rooted in the tradition of Tyndale and King James but using contemporary language. First published in 2001, it is closest in style to the Revised Standard Version and is well suited to public reading and memorisation. Cambridge Pitt Minion Bibles are characterised by an elegant text design using a font that is compact, yet clear and easy to read. This Bible has black-letter text throughout and includes cross-references, a concordance and maps. It features India paper with silver edges and like all Cambridge Bibles it is Smyth-sewn. It is bound in an attractive two-grain faux leather.