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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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.