1769/71 Baskerville’s Masterpice


  • 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: 17 x 11 x 3″
  • Font: Roman
  • Other Features: End Papers: Cotton, Full Calf Leather Binding, Nine Copper-plates


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 binding. Gilt spine with raised bands, elaborately tooled,

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

Gaskell 35; Pardoe p. 105.