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Title: Ege Famous Bibles Leaf 49
Other Titles: Baskerville Birmingham Bible
Editors: Ege, Otto F. 1888-1951, editor
Keywords: Manuscripts;The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching;Leaves;Images;Ege, Otto F., 1888-1951
Issue Date: 1954
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College Special Collections
Abstract: This image is from a collection created by Etta Hanson and given to the College in 1954. All items are from Otto Ege's estate. The leaf was contained and mounted in a mat created by Otto Ege, as were all other leaves in this collection. There is a typed description at the bottom of the mat, which reads: "Birmingham: Printed by John Baskerville. Baskerville, England’s greatest type-founder and printer, had announced his retirement from active printing the year before. He returned to the press, however, and hastily printed this folio Bible to compete with a crudely printed one issued by his most vituperative enemy, Nicholas Boden, and his former senior workman, Robert Martin. This Bible, although far inferior to his Cambridge Bible, was a financial success."
Description: Scanned by Doug Fetterman, Class of 2016, in 2014.
Appears in Collections:Hanson Collection 1 - Pages from Famous Bibles

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