Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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BLANCHET, Armand François Nicolas (1763–1818)

BLANCHET, Armand François Nicolas (1763–1818)

Paris:  chez Lacloye, Libraire, Rue du Pourtour-Gervais, no. 13, et rue du Coq-Honoré, no. 120. Vendémaire an neuf,  1801
Binding: Stitched as issued.
Provenance: The author’s advertisement on the verso of the titlepage, giving his address as rue de la Verrerie, has been crossed through and a new address, rue de Bellefonds No. 12 added under his name on the titlepage. The price has also been altered in ink to 2 francs by carefully scraping away the original price which is no longer visible.
£600


Piano tuning for professionals

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.

SOUTHWELL, William (1801–1880)

SOUTHWELL, William (1801–1880)

London:  1794
£1,500


The ancestor of the modern grand piano dampers