Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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DELUC, Jean André (1727–1817)

London:  de l'imprimerie de T. Spilsbury, Snow-Hill. Se vend chez P. Elmsley ... à Londres; et chez la Veuve Duchesne ... à Paris,  1786--1787
Binding: Contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, flat spines with gilt bands, red lettering pieces and small round black volume labels. Some rubbing and slight chipping to spines, one volume number label missing.
Provenance: Foljambe of Osberton Hall near Worksop, with crest of an armoured leg above the initials ‘FFF’ at foot of spines.

FOURCROY, Antoine François (1755–1809). François Henri Stanislas de L’AULNAYE (1739–1831)

FOURCROY, Antoine François (1755–1809). François Henri Stanislas de L’AULNAYE (1739–1831)

Paris:  Tilliard frères ... et, en août 1810, rue Hautefeuille, no. 22 [imprint on verso of half-title:] Baudouin et Cie., imp. du corps législatif et de l’institut de France,  1810
Binding: Later nineteenth-century half calf. Lower joint starting to split, worn.
Provenance: Unpriced, no marks of provenance.

Fourcroy’s library of 2700 books.

LAVOISIER, Antoine Laurent (1743–1794)

Paris:  chez Deterville, An IX,  1801
Binding: Original pink paper wrapper with printed paper label. Label rubbed and defective.

MACQUER, Pierre-Joseph (1718–1784)

Neuchatel:  de l'Imprimerie de la Société Typographique,  1789
Binding: Contemporary tree sheep, flat gilt spines with orange and green labels, yellow edges sprinkled red. A few corners rubbed.
Provenance: Contemporary engraved bookplate 'Freiherrlich von Lotzbeck'sche Familien Fideicommiss. Bibliothek auf Schloss Weyhern' in each volume; W. A. Smeaton (1925–2001, no marks of ownership, my catalogue 33 (2003) 114).

SCHLÜTER, Christoph Andreas

Paris:  chez la veuve Pissot; Jean-Thomas Herissant; Pissot, fils,  1750--53
Binding: Contemporary English calf, spines with small centre ornaments in compartments, red title labels, volume number on vol. 2 only, sprinkled edges. Rubbed, head and tailcaps of vol. II chipped. A nice set, evidently from a single source, the bindings not qui
Provenance: Hopetoun House bookplate, probably acquired by John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun (1704–1781). The library was sold at Sotheby's February 1889 (see Quaritch Dictionary p. 158-9).

SEDZIWÓJ, Michal, or SENDIVOGIUS (c. 1556'–c. 1646)

London:  printed by Richard Cotes, for Thomas Williams, at the Bible in Little-Britain,  1650
Binding: Eighteenth-century half calf, flat gilt tooled spine. Joints cracked but sound, spine and corners worn.
Provenance: Underlining and a few annotations in an early hand in the first part, also some pencil annotations; later ink annotations in the last part. Nineteenth-century bookseller's ticket of W. Booth, Manchester; cancelled Cambridge University Library stamp dated 1 Jan [18]72 and shelf mark 19.10.76 on verso of title and pencil note on free endleaf, 'duplicate see L.6.5'; Walter Pagel (1896–1983); B. E. J. Pagel (1930–2007).

Sendivogius, Paracelsus and Dorn translated by John French

TINGRY, Pierre François (1743-1821)

Geneva:  chez G. J. Manget, libraire,  1803
Binding: Contemporary mottled calf, flat gilt spines with orange and black lettering pieces. Red sprinkled carmine page edges. A little rubbed but well preserved and attractive bindings.
Provenance: Prosper de Barante (1782–1866), French historian, writer and politician, engraved armorial bookplate in each volume.

The preparation of paints and varnishes for artists. First edition, fine paper copy.