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March 30, 2020

Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family bible

Thanks to generous pledges from a number of donors, including the National Printing Heritage Committee of the Printing Historical Society, a consortium of heritage organisations in Birmingham, UK, has been successful in its bid to acquire Matthew Boulton’s family bible, from its previous owner. The bible was printed by John Baskerville in Cambridge in 1763 and, as well as being a fine example of his printing and binding skills, is a unique heritage item connecting Baskerville, the industrialist Matthew Boulton, and Birmingham. The bible is being donated to the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham.

Posted by Francis Cave at March 30, 2020 12:29 AM