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1772/71 Baskerville

$3,500.00

King James Version
OT Title: 1772
NT Title: 1771
Size: 17×11.5×3″
Font: Roman

Additional Features:
Re-issue of the 1769/71

Half Calf Marbled Boards
End Papers: Marbled

Appraisal Value: $9,500

Sale Price: $3,500

Description

1772/71 Baskerville

[Bible in English.] The Holy Bible… with annotations … Birmingham: John Baskerville [General title dated 1772 and New Testament title 1771.
Folio.

The 1772 / 1771 issue of one of the most beautiful English Bibles ever produced, especially from a typographic viewpoint. With fine inserted engravings.

“Always regarded as Baskerville’s magnum opus, and his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen” (Reed, A History of the Old English Letter Foundries, p. 279, referring to the 1763 first issue folio).

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