Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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COMIERS, Claude (d. 1693)

Paris:  no publisher’s name,  1682
Binding: Old marbled paper wrapper, recent stitching, evidence of former stab sewing.

A new pump invented by an English engineer. Only edition.

DUFOUR, Guillaume Henri (1787–1875)

Paris:  (imprimé à Genève.) Se vend à Paris, chez Bachelier,  1824
Binding: Contemporary quarter roan over marbled paper boards. Spine very worn.

First permanent wire-cable suspension bridge.

GARNIER, Abdon-Jacques-Frambourg (1785–1865)

Paris:  chez Carilian-Goury, Libraire des Ingéneiurs et de l’Ecole royale des Ponts et Chaussées, et de l’Ecole royale des Mines, quai des Augustins, no. 41. [slip cancel pasted over the imprint: ] de l’Imprimerie de Madame Huzard,  1822
Binding: Contemporary quarter sheep with embossed immitation morocco sides, gilt borders to sides, flat gilt spine with red lettering piece, carmine page edges.

Classic work on artesian wells

NAVIER, Claude-Louis-Marie-Henri (1785–1836)

Paris:  chez Firmin Didot, imprimeur-libriare, graveur de l’imprimerie impériale, rue Jacob, no. 24.,  1811
Binding: Contemporary crimson morocco backed boards, flat gilt spine, marbled endleaves. Board edges a little rubbed.
Provenance: P. Hendee, twentieth-century bookplate.

New docks on the Seine.

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).