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A fine Country House pair of the Baskett folio Bible and Baskett Common Prayer Book in matching contemporary bindings The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments: newly translated out of the original tongues, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesty’s Special Command. Appointed to be read in Churches. [2], a2-b2, [2] contents, A-Z6, Aa-Zz6, Aaa6-Yyy1, [2], A6-R4, S1, A2-F1 index., engraved title page printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Separate title page for the New Testament, printed in black. Engraved headbands, borders, and historiated letters. Text in double columns. A very good copy in full contemporary unlettered reverse panelled calf. Slight wear to the foot of the spine and an area of surface leather neatly relaid on the rear board. Some minor marginal waterstaining but not at all intrusive, and very slight worming to the top inner margin of C1-6 New Testament. Lacks the front-free-endpaper. folio. Oxford: printed by John Baskett. 1739. ESTC T90374, 7 copies in UK; Harvard and Huntington only in the USA. Darlow and Moule, 1042. Its companion in a similar binding is: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments... together with the Psalter, or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches: and the Form or Manner of Making, Ordaining, and Consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons. [2], a1-a2, [26], A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa1-2, [A]-O2., title-page printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece of St Pauls and an end-piece by Francis Hoffman. A very good copy in full contemporary unlettered panelled reverse calf. Slight repair to the foot of the spine. folio. Printed by Thomas Baskett. 1751. ESTC T216675, Nat Lib Wales, Oxford, National Trust, Leeds; Huntington; Auckland. ~ The two books were bought together by the previous Yorkshire owner about 30 years ago, and may have originally belonged to the Tancred family of Whixley. The last member of the family, Christopher Tancred, died in 1754, and the Manor House became Whixley Hospital, founded c1755, which closed c1880. On the verso of the title-page to the New Testament is the 19th century family tree of the Holgate family of Whixley, commencing in 1809, but probably written later.
Author Holy Bible.
Date 1739
Publisher Thomas Baskett

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