8.5" x 11"
The pages of the Regal Edition are Smyth-sewn and bound with reinforced, embossed endsheets inside a cover of high-quality German red Genuine Leather. The cover is gold-stamped with an image of Christ Pantocrator on the front and Chi-Rho on the back, and there are five hubs on the spine. The 8.5 x 11 pages are a cream color with gilded edges; the 60-gsm weight of the paper allows the book to be light while providing good opacity, and 100-gsm paper is used for sections of the missal that need to hold up to more frequent use. Full-color illustrations from the Churchs treasury of fine art adorn the beginnings of seasons and principal feasts, adding visual beauty to the liturgical texts. The 24 tabs made of genuine leather make for secure and easy turning of pages, and the six ornate ribbons mark places in the missal. The Regal Edition comes in a cloth-wrapped, gold-stamped box ideal for protection and presentation.