Baskerville - Greek New Testament.


Baskerville - Greek New Testament.

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Hē Kainē Diathēkē - Novum Testamentum : juxta examplar Millianum. Typis Joannis Baskerville. [Edited by John Mill. (The first three words of the title are transliterated from the Greek).] 4to, 29cm, Half-title, Title, 415p, Oxonii: E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1763. Sumptibus Acedemiae.

Old calf, rebacked. Contemporary marbled endpapers. Some wear to edges, but a very good copy, without foxing.

The Delegates of the Press empowered Dr William Blackstone to agree with Baskerville to cut a Greek fount on July 5, 1758. The first book in these characters was the New Testament of which 500 copies in 4to and 2000 in 8vo were ordered to be printed on June 23, 1761. Baskerville received 200 guineas for cutting these types.

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