Order Nr. 125605 HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.
HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.
HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.
HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.
HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.

HOLY BIBLE CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS WITH THE APOCRYPHA TRANSLATED OUT OF THE ORIGINAL TONGUES: AND WITH ANNOTATIONS DILIGENTLY COMPARED AND REVISED, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SPECIAL COMMAND.

(Baskerville, John).
  • Birmingham, England: John Baskerville, 1769-71.
  • folio
  • original leather-covered boards stamped in blind, rebacked with later leather, six raised bands on spine, red morocco spine label and name plate on the front panel
  • unpaginated

Price: $2,000.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 125605

Subtitle to the New Testament dated 1771. Gaskell 35. Herbert, 1210. The second Baskerville Bible, following the 1763 first edition. Contains 4 (of 9) full-page copper engraved plates, signed by artists F. Hayman, C. Vanloo, J. Jouvenet, and J.M. Moreau le jeune; and by engravers Westwood, I. Taylor, Le Grand, J. Caldwell, and Hicks. Text in double columns, with footnotes. Table of Biblical weights and measures, and list of books of the Old and New Testaments, and Apocrypha, follow text. Some light wear to the boards, ink stain to the upper edge of the lower cover, name plate on the front cover is quite worn. Tear to frontispiece inner margin neatly repaired, likewise repair to 11L2 slightly touching 3 letters. A fine copy with the family record of John Corser from 1740, and with the front cover bearing the ornamental gilt red morocco name plate (rubbed) of John Corser, 1777.

The subtitle of the New Testament is dated 1771 (this work was originally issued in parts). Baskerville published only two Bibles in his lifetime: the Cambridge Bible (1763) and the Birmingham Bible (1769-1772). The former of the two is a lectern bible for use in churches; the latter is a complete family bible for use at home (F.E. Pardoe, John Baskerville, p. 103-112).