1769/1771 Baskerville


  • Version: King James Bibles
  • Age Range: 1700 to 1799
  • Size Range: Huge Pulpit Folios (15”-18”+ Tall)
  • Appraisal Value: $9.5k
  • OT Title Page: 1769
  • NT Title Page: 1771
  • Place of Printing: England & Europe
  • Actual Size: 16 x 10 x 3.5″
  • Font: Roman
  • Other Features: End Papers: Marble, Full Calf Leather Binding, Nine Copper-plates


[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.