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1758 KING JAMES BIBLE NEW TESTAMENT printed by Thomas Baskett
1758 New Testament printed in London by Thomas Baskett and by the assigns of Robert Baskett. Appears to be complete with the exception of front end sheets, page edges ruffled and protruding from loose binding, original boards (both attached, front board by just one string), not much left of spine leather, some pages folded and creased but overall pages are quite clean, this is an excellent candidate for a rebind with a new period leather covering.
It measures approx. 5 inches x approx. 8 inches x approx. 1 1/2 inches.
A beautiful1758 KJ New Testament, printed by Thomas Baskett and by the assigns of Robert Baskett.
Thomas Baskett is the son of John Baskett* who is famous for his Vinegar Bible. The name of John Baskett is last seen on a 12mo New Testament of 1742. He died on 22 June of that year. His sons Thomas and Robert printed the Old Testament in 1743. The name of Thomas alone appears on bibles after 1744, and the imprint so continued down to 1769. He issued editions of the Prayer Book between 1746 and 1757.
Dimensions: Approx. 5 inches x approx. 8 inches x approx. 1 1/2 inches.
Shipping Weight: Approx. 6.2 pounds.
Title: King James New Testament
Contains: New Testament
Format/binding: Hardback-Full Leather
Book condition: Used Antique – Fair
Publisher: Thomas Baskett and by the assigns of Robert Baskett.
Date Published: 1758
* – John Baskett was successful in many aspects of his printing work. Using the presses in Oxford and London he was able to achieve economies of scale, storing large amounts of printed paper in his London warehouses. He also used local labor, again reducing costs. By 1712, John Baskett was now the Royal Printer to the Queen, and he had successfully negotiated deals with Oxford and Cambridge (the only other two printing houses authorized to print the Bible in England) to operate their printing privileges himself.
1758 KING JAMES BIBLE