Baskerville Bible to stay in Birmingham

The future of the Baskerville Bible owned by Birmingham inventor and industrialist Matthew Boulton has been secured, and it will now be housed in the Cadbury Research Library at the University of Birmingham, alongside the University’s many other Baskerville holdings. The lives of Matthew Boulton and the printer John Baskerville were intertwined both commercially and socially, and a consortium of interested parties, including the Baskerville Society, Cadbury Research Library (University of Birmingham), Centre for Printing History & Culture, Birmingham Civic Society and the Lunar Society  came together to ensure the future of this important item. For the full story and news of plans to celebrate this event in the future, see the website of the Centre for Printing History & Culture.