1772/1771 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).