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My in-laws gave me this Bible on my birthday in 1986. Because it was so compact... and so simple looking (I like things simple), it turned out to be my favorite.
From time to time, I would forget about it, but for the most part, it has been a ready reference for me for these 24 years. Every time I think about getting rid of it, well, I just can't do it.
My in-laws have even given me really nice replacements, but they stay on the shelf. My first photograph is a thumbnail, at 100x100 pixels. The second I reduced to 400x400.
The third is practically the same shot but at full-size as are the remaining four photos.
I tried to capture different light and different angles to bring out the creases, wrinkles, and cracks in the leather cover and the taped corners.
I throw it in every suitcase wherever I go, and it looks about as beat up as I do; maybe that's why I like it so much.