I love this compact! I really do! It just may be my favorite. It came out among the first offerings of the NRSV by Oxford. It is officially known as the New Revised Standard Bible, Pocket Edition, No 9614A, Black With Apocrypha. The leather is indeed genuine leather. It has a nice soft feel. It is not as soft and supple as Oxford's NOAB NRSV 4th Edition, but it has a real nice feel to it. I purchased this edition from a helpful used bookstore. As you will see, it came in its original box, wrapped in paper, and was accompanied by an old-school pamphlet about caring for your Bible. The print is darker than some of the later compact editions of the NRSV. The pages correspond to all other NRSV edition published by Oxford at that time. In addition, it comes with 5 color New Oxford Maps. There is also a nice presentation page.