Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Engraved Book

DEVIENNE, Francois (1759–1803)

DEVIENNE, Francois (1759–1803)

Paris:  chez Janet et Cotelle ... et libraires rue Neuve des Petits Champs No. 17 vis-à-vis le Trésor Royal,  [1820?]
Binding: Contemporary calf over marbled boards. Head of spine defective, corners bumped and worn.
Provenance: Early owner’s stamp on title, undeciphered; pencil signature on endleaf, undeciphered.
£500


Most influential early flute tutor, enlarged edition for four-keyed flute.

HORACE. John PINE (1690–1756), engraver

London:  Aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine,  1733–37
Binding: Crimson morocco, tripple gilt filet borders to sides, gilt spine with raised bands and contrasting lettering pieces, marbled endleaves, green silk markers, gilt edges. Slight rubbing, corners worn.
£1,600


‘the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books’

HOWELL, Laurence (1664?–1720)

HOWELL, Laurence (1664?–1720)

London:  engraven and sold by J. Sturt in Golden Lion Court in Aldersgate Street,  1721
Binding: Early nineteenth-century blue-black straight-grained morocco, triple gilt filet and blind roll-tooled borders to sides, gilt and blind tooling on spine, olive endleaves, gilt page edges. Lightly refurbished.
Provenance: No marks of provenance.
£1,200


One of the finest engraved books

OVERTON AND HOOLE, publishers

OVERTON AND HOOLE, publishers

London:  printed and sold by H. Overton, and I. Hoole, at the White Horse without Newgate,  1724
Binding: Recent half calf. Evidence of former stab sewing.
£3,200