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Lot 142: [Baskerville Bible, 1769]

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

November 5, 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
  • [Baskerville Bible, 1769]
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Description: THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD TESTAMENT AND THE NEW; WITH APOCRYPHA…. Birmingham: John Baskerville, 1769-71. Folio, 16.5" x 10.5". A-13K2, + 9 plates (of 10?, not all were issued with plates), wanting two blank leaves. Period reverse-calf boards, rebacked to style and with original title label laid on, some chips to boards (mostly to edges and corners.) Title with small chip to lower corner and some marginal stains, one plate with a small library stamp to upper margin, some occasional foxing and light soiling though clean overall. Very Good. ********************************* The second Baskerville edition with first state title dated 1769 (NT title dated 1771.) The present copy with 18th century neat manuscript to front pastedown (family names, birthdays, refer to photo.) "The book was issued in parts, starting in January 1769, the earlier state of the title-page being issued in the first part; it was probably reprinted in 1772 for use when the book was sold complete" (Gaskell 35).

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