Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Art and Architecture


London:  printed for G. Keith, at the Bible and Crown, in Gracechurch-Street; and J. Robinson, at the Globe and Bible, at Dockhead,  1755
Binding: Stab sewn as issued in grey-brown wrappers.

Perspective drawing and Boyle’s recipe for varnish.

CAMPER, Petrus (1722–1789)

Utrecht:  chez B. Wild et J. Altheer,  1791
Binding: Contemporary half green morocco, flat spine with gilt bands. Rubbed and corners worn.
Provenance: 1. 'J. Faivre dt en med', early inscription; 2. 'R. Andry-Aout. 1936', inscription, both on half title of Discours.

The science of art and ‘Camper’s angle’: two works bound together. First editions.

FELIBIEN DES AVAUX, Jean-François (1656?–1733)

Paris:  [no publisher’s name on title; printer's name on P4v:] De l'imprimerie d'Antoine Chrétien,  1702
Binding: Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine with red morocco lettering piece, marbled endleaves, red and brown sprinkled page edges. Head and tailcaps chipped, corners worn.
Provenance: 'Bibliotheca Reuterholmiana', Nils Esbjörnson Reuterholm 1676–1756 with his engraved armorial bookplate with date 1713 in MS; Evert Strokirk, 20th-century bookplate.

HAMILTON, John (d. 1747)

London:  printed for the author, by W. Bowyer, and sold by S. Austen,  1738
Binding: Contemporary bright blue pastepaper wrappers, lined with printer’s waste from Soyecourt, Plaidoyer pour le marquis de Soyecourt (4to, Paris: imprimerie de veuve Valade 1788) and an unidentified Chinese grammar in French with Chinese characters.

Over ambitious.

HARRIS, James (1709–1780)

London:  printed for H. Woodfall, jun. For J. Nourse; and P. Vaillant,  1744
Binding: Contemporary gilt ruled calf, red lettering piece, sprinkled edges. A little wear, joints cracked but sound.
Provenance: Earls of Portsmouth with engraved bookplate of the second Earl (Franks F.30719).

PRICE, Francis (d. 1753)

London:  printed by C. and J. Ackers, in St. John's Street; and sold by R. Baldwin, at the Roe in Pater-Noster-Row,  1753
Binding: Contemporary sprinkled sheep. Head and tail caps chipped, corners worn, joints split but cords holding.

Cathedral carpentry.