Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Mathematics

APOLLONIUS OF PERGA

Florence:  ex typographia Iosephi Cocchini ad insigne stellae MDCLXI. Superiorum permissu,  1661
Binding: Contemporary English calf, rebacked and corners repaired.
Provenance: Twentieth century ticket of Heffer’s, booksellers in Cambridge with pencilled price ‘Scarce £6-6-0’ and cost code.
£2,500



ARBUTHNOT, John (1667–1735)

London:  printed for J. Tonson,  1727
Binding: Contemporary calf, gilt filet and blind ruled borders, gilt spine, red morocco lettering piece, marbled endleaves, red sprinkled edges. Spine slightly rubbed and with a small chip in the headband.
Provenance: Earls of Portsmouth with engraved bookplate of the second Earl (Franks F.30719).
£600



BERRYMAN, John, wood engraver (fl. 1815–40)

BERRYMAN, John, wood engraver (fl. 1815–40)

London:  H.K. Causton, printer, Birchin-Lane, Cornhill,  c. 1815
£150


Insurance advertising handbill.

COULUBRIER, Rémi-Claude after BEDIGIS, Philippe

COULUBRIER, Rémi-Claude after BEDIGIS, Philippe

Paris:  chez les S.rs Mondhare et Jean, rue S.t Jean de Beauvais près celle des noyers,  1785
£1,500



DESCARTES, René (1596–1650); Frans van Schooten (1615–1660)

Amsterdam:  ex typographia Bavaiana,  1683
Binding: Contemporary English panelled calf, red sprinkled page edges. Joints cracked but cords holding, spine and corners worn, lettering piece lacking.
Provenance: 1. Engraved armorial book plate of Philip Henry, Earl Stanhope, FRS (1781–1855); 2. D. T. Whiteside (1932–2008), Newtonian scholar, with Newton’s annotations copied by him in ink and a page of notes laid in.
£2,000


The text used by Newton – his annotations copied into this copy.

EUCLID. CLAVIUS, Christoph (1538–1612)

Rome:  Vincenzo Accolti,  1574
Binding: Bound in 1 thick volume in contemporary limp vellum. Soiled, joints starting to split.
Provenance: ‘Hieronymi Saphii’, contemporary signature on first titlepage (scored through), in capitals on second titlepage (with some doodles) and on colophon leaf; small oval early owner’s stamp on titlepages; another early stamp with an Eagle and the IHS Christogram on the final blank leaf of vol. I; Capuchin Monastery of Sursee, near Lucerne, with library stamp on free endleaf.
£3,000


Clavius, ‘The Euclid of the sixteenth century’. First edition.

MACLAURIN, Colin (1698–1746)

London:  printed for A. Millar, and J. Nourse,  1748
Binding: Contemporary calf, spine with double fillets and small lozenge in each compartment, orange morocco lettering piece. Rubbed but sound.
Provenance: John Hamilton, signature dated Nov. 1756 on title; booklabel of P. G. Lowe (twentieth-century).
£800


Commentary on Newton’s Arithmetica universalis. First edition.

SIMSON, Robert (1687–1768)

Edinburgh:  Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos,  1735
Binding: Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed.
Provenance: ‘Balgonie 1737’, signature on verso of title; engraved book plate with the arms of the Earls of Leven, Balgonie Castle, Fife.
£500


Simson’s first book; Scottish provenance. First edition.

WINGATE, Edmund (1596–1656)

London:  printed by E[dward]. H[orton]. for R[obert]. S[stephens]. and are to be sold by J. Williams at the Sign of the Crown in St. Paul’s Church-yard,  1683
Binding: Contemporary unlettered sprinkled calf, red and brown sprinkled page edges. Corners bumped but a well preserved binding; 1 of 2 front free endleaves removed.
Provenance: ‘A Windham’, contemporary signature on titlepage; remains of triangular paper label at head of spine.
£650


Fine copy of the standard arithmetic text of the seventeenth century.