Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Printing History

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

MOMORO, Antoine François (1756–1794)

chez A. F. Momoro, Imprimeur-Libraire,  1793

The first printer’s manual to be arranged alphabetically. First edition.

THIEME, Carl Albert, typefounder

THIEME, Carl Albert, typefounder

Arnhem:  1830
Binding: Original grey printed boards, the title on the upper board and a Stanhope press on the lower, both within fleuron borders. Spine very worn and rather clumsily lettered in manuscript, sides and corners somewhat soiled and worn.
Provenance: ‘L. H. Eberson’, contemporary signature on titlepage.

Printing house type specimen.