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1769/71 Baskerville
, Item # KB1000

Baskerville's Masterpice, in a Fine Full Red Morocco Binding

[BIBLE IN ENGLISH]. The Holy Bible, Containing the Old Testament and the New; with the Apocrypha: Translated Out of the Original Tongues, with Annotations
Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville, 1769-1772.

Folio. Engraved frontispiece and nine copper-plates. [1144] pp., unpaginated.

Full early contemporary or slightly later red morocco. Gilt spine with raised bands, elaborately tooled with cross devices in the centers of five compartments. Covers with double gilt-ruled borders and cross device in four corners, with larger cross device in center. All edges gilt, marbled endpapers. A fine copy in quarter calf clamshell slipcase. There is an ink notation on the back free endpapers states that this Bible was last used at Claydon Church in 1902.

The second edition of Baskerville's masterpiece, following the 1763 first edition.

Gaskell 35; Pardoe p. 105.


1769 text


Please Note:  This is a low-resolution photo, which shows the format, but makes reading the text nearly impossible.  In reality, the text of these Bibles is large enough and clear enough to read very easily. 

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Just The Facts

Item # KB1000
King James
OT Title: 1769
NT Title: 1771

Size: 16x10x3.5"
Font: Roman

Additional Features:
Nine Copper-plates

Full Calf Binding
End Papers: Marbled

Appraisal Value: $9,500

Sale Price: $4,995