• The Country House Sale - Newto auction at Christies

    Sale 5984

    The Country House Sale - Newton Hall

    20 January 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 142

    BIBLE in English. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1763. 2 parts in one vol., large 2° (487 x 320mm). With the third, most complete state of the Subscriber's List. (Occasional light marginal soiling, occasional light spotting.) Contemporary English reversed calf panelled in blind (spine ends chipped off, extremities rubbed, light soiling and scuffing). Provenance: Joseph Cook (engraved bookplate) -- Samuel Cook (inscription recording ownership, date of marriage and names of children).

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    BIBLE in English. The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the New. Cambridge: John Baskerville, 1763. 2 parts in one vol., large 2° (487 x 320mm). With the third, most complete state of the Subscriber's List. (Occasional light marginal soiling, occasional light spotting.) Contemporary English reversed calf panelled in blind (spine ends chipped off, extremities rubbed, light soiling and scuffing). Provenance: Joseph Cook (engraved bookplate) -- Samuel Cook (inscription recording ownership, date of marriage and names of children).

    THE FAMOUS BASKERVILLE BIBLE, printed in 1250 copies only. With a fine, folio broadside printed in gold on blue, mounted on the front blank ('The King's Speech against Church Robbery, delivered May 28, 1834'). This edition 'has always been regarded as Baskerville's magnum opus, and his most magnificent as well as his most characteristic specimen' (T.B. Reed, quoted in Herbert). Gaskell 26; Darlow & Moule/Herbert 1146.


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