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BASKETT BIBLE : Pocket Bible in Jesuit-style Binding : John Baskett. The Holy Bible containing The Old Testament and The New Testament ... newly translated out of the original Greek, and with the the former translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesties [sic] special command. Appointed to be read in Churches. , London, printed by John Baskett ... and by the assigns of Thomas Newcomb and Henry Hills deceased, 1715.

Baskett Pocket Bible (12mo / duodecimo) in original Jesuit-style Binding, c. 12 x 6 cms, edges of all pages gilt, with some headlines cut close. * Lacking the title-page to the Old Testament. * Handsome original Jesuit binding of full red morocco, spine profusely gilt with acorns and plumes, sides with a wide gilt floral border, and at the centre an oval black morocco inlay with the initials JHS and the cross and nails of the Crucifixion, the oval inlay all surrounded with golden rays. Marbled endpapers, blank verso with early signature thus Eliza : beth B. Herne. In excellent condition. Rare : a very early example of a Bible printed by Baskett, 'one of the greatest monopolists of Bibles who ever lived'. 'The name of John Baskett was first added ... upon a New Testament in 1712 ... Four editions of the Bible (folio, quarto, octavo and duodecimo) appeared with his imprint in 1715' [DNB]. This very early Baskett Bible apparently not listed in Darlow & Moule. In a very attractive original red morocco binding decorated with Jesuit motifs. (Book ref. 9264 )  £ 400.00

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