A very nice FOLIO example of the King James Holy Bible Old Testament, New Testament, and Apocrypha; all bound in the same volume.
Published in 1722 by John Baskett.
(John Baskett (1664-1742), a man of significant influence in the world of printing. He and his supporters wanted to improve both the quality and the appearance of the Bibles being printed. The idea was to produce a folio edition of the King James Bible that would reflect the decisions made by the original translators that had somehow become lost in the intervening years. This Bible would be a presentation piece for use in churches and the homes of the aristocracy. Some of the obsolete language would be added into a glossary. It was meant to be a very special print run. To this end Baskett had new decorative initials made as well as new engraved plates. Baskett’s Vinegar Bible is generally acknowledged as the most magnificent Bible printed in England. The Vinegar Bible gets its name from the most famous of the errors in the 1717 printing. The headline of Luke 20 reads, “the parable of the vinegar” (instead of vineyard).
This Bible is the corrected version.)
Family History for: Hore, Keats, Southam, Garner, Stevens, Bush, Turner, Howe. See photos.
THE HOLY BIBLE, Old and New Testaments, London, John Baskett, 1722, folio, title O.T. missing and replaced by a later leaf, title page to N.T is present. Full 19th Century morocco, marbled end pages, slight foxing, spotting. Text crisp and easy to read. Margins good. See all photos and read entire description for condition.
Contains: Old Testament, New Testament, Apocrypha
Dimensions: Approx. 13 3/4 inches in length x 9 inches in width x 2 1/2 inches in depth.
Shipping Weight: Approx. 10.5 pounds.
Title: The Holy Bible
Format/binding: Leather binding-Five Raised Bands
Book condition: Used Antique – Very Good
Publisher: John Baskett
Date Published: 1722
1722 FOLIO Bible Baskett