Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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CHAVANNES, Daniel-Alexandre (1765–1846)

Vevey:  Loertscher et fils,  1805
Binding: Contemporary plain wrappers.
Provenance: Biblioteca Fagnani with printed label on half title, and classmarks on endleaves and spine, ‘Duplicato’ written in pencil on upper wrapper.

Pestalozzi’s writings introduced to Francophone readers.

CHESTER, Thomas, & Co.

CHESTER, Thomas, & Co.

London:  Hesse, printer, Loman street,  1798

FORMEY, Jean-Henri-Samuel (1711–1797); Bruzen de La Martinière, Antoine Augustin (1662–1746)

Berlin:  chez Haude et Spener, M.DCC.LVI. à la science,  1756
Binding: Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine, marbled endleaves, red page edges. Womholes in joints, small chip to head of spine, corners worn.
Provenance: ‘Ex Libris Vicecomitis de la Maillardiére’, engraved armorial bookplate signed ‘L. Legrand fecit’ of Charles-François Lefèvre de la Maillardière (18th-century), member of the Acadèmie des Sciences et Arts de Dijon. From the collection of Giles Barber (1930–2012), no marks of provenance.

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Louvain, Ghent and Ypres:  1721–1728
Binding: Contemporary sheep, gilt spine with raised bands. Worn, surface of leather defective on upper board. Several of the pamphlets have the remains of their original marbled wrappers visible in the gutter.
Provenance: ‘Joes Judocus Duermael 1733’, signature on first titlepage.

Unrecorded dissertations.

PULTNEY, William, 1st Earl of Bath (1684–1764)

London:  Printed for R. Thompson 'Price Sixpence' after imprint,  1738
Binding: Twentieth-century quarter roan over mabled boards. Rubbed.

Illustrated broadside

SOUTHOUSE, William (1705–after 1789)

London or home counties:  1757–1789 or later
Binding: Original stiff boards, rubbed, inner joints cracked.

Birthday book.

TRITHEMIUS, Johannes (1462–1516)

Cologne:  Peter Quentel,  1531
Binding: Contemporary blind stamped pigskin with brass clasps (replaced?). Somewhat worn.
Provenance: About 100 words of contemporary annotation, underlining and marginal marks near the beginning of the book. ‘Conventus Landishutani ordinis Praedicatorum’, contemporary inscription on title; Munich University Library, release stamp on A1v; Herman Wiese, signature dated Nov. [19]70 and engraved bookplate with portrait of Trithemius.

One of the first printed bibliographies; copy from the Dominican convent at Landshut.