Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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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.

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.

‘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.

One of the finest engraved books