BASKERVILLE'S GREEK TYPE (1763)

BIBLE in GREEK, NEW TESTAMENT]

Hē Kainē Diathēkē [in Greek letters] Novum Testamentum. Juxta Exemplar Millianum. Typis Joannis Baskerville.

Published: [Oxford]: E Typographeo Clarendoniano

Date: 1763

first edition thus (in Baskerville type) 8vo. (in fours) 676pp. printed on fine (ie. thick) paper, attractive three-quarter sprinkled calf (probably nineteenth century), smooth spine very richly decorated in gilt in panels of contrasting and alternating design, scarlet morocco label gilt, marbled paper on sides and as endpapers, half-title and last leaf a trifle dusty, rear joint cracking, else a fine fresh and bright copy. A particularly handsome copy.

Note
ESTC t94889 Darlow & Moule, 4756 Only two books were printed in this type, the octavo and quarto Testaments, both in 1763. Edited by John Mill. 2000 copies printed).

£350

Offered by P & B Rowan