The English Standard Version is a literal translation from the original Bible texts, firmly rooted in the tradition of Tyndale and King James but without their archaic language. First published in 2001, it is closest in style to the Revised Standard Version and is well suited to public reading and memorization. The first Cambridge ESV Bibles are presented in the slimline Pitt Minion format. Like Cambridge's Pitt Minion Bibles in other translations, they are characterized by an elegant text design using a font that is compact, yet clear and easy to read. This Bible has red-letter text and includes cross-references, a concordance and maps. It features India paper with art-gilt edges and like all Cambridge Bibles is Smyth-sewn. It is bound in black goatskin leather.