CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION
Leaf from the Baskerville Cambridge Bible
Baskerville, John 1707 - 1775
The magnum opus of Baskerville, England's greatest type-founder and printer. For the printing of this imperial folio Bible, he moved his press from Birmingham to Cambridge. As he was able to secure only 264 subscribers (at four guineas each) for the edition of 1250 copies, he has to barrow 2000 to complete the work. It is a paradox that Baskerville should have issued, at great financial loss, several editions of the Bible when he unblushingly avowed not only his disbelief of, but his contempt for revealed religion, and that in terms too gross for repetition. His Cambridge Bible is one of the four monumental printed editions-the other three being the Gutenberg 42 Line Bible, the Doves Press Bible, and the Rogers Oxford Lectern Bible.
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
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42.9 x 31.4 cm
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Original Leaves from Famous Bibles
England - Cambridge
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