21 January, 2007

Baskerville Tercentenary

Since John Baskerville was baptized on 28 January 1706 (old style), he was probably born a week or so earlier in January 1707 (as expressed in the ‘new style’ that we use today, in which the year begins on 1 January). Doing research for his projected Baskerville exhibition, which never took place, Justin Howes turned up this completely unknown specimen of Baskerville’s Small Pica in the Warwickshire County Record Office.