Help us save Boulton’s family bible!
Boulton’s Baskerville family bible will be auctioned in London on 26 March 2020. Arguably one of Baskerville’s most important volumes, this particular bible has good quality of its bindings and includes his endpapers. It is also annotated with details of the Boulton family, and thus represents the relationship between the printer John Baskerville and the industrialist Matthew Boulton – two of the most influential figures in the city’s history.
Last month the Civic Society were saddened to learn that this iconic piece of Birmingham’s industrial and printing heritage is going up for auction. We feel very strongly that the bible should remain in its ancestral home and made publicly available. Pledge your support to Caroline Archer and help to save Boulton’s family bible.