Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Printing History

HORACE. John PINE (1690–1756), engraver

London:  Aeneis tabulis incidit Iohannes Pine,  1733–37
Binding: Crimson morocco, tripple gilt filet borders to sides, gilt spine with raised bands and contrasting lettering pieces, marbled endleaves, green silk markers, gilt edges. Slight rubbing, corners worn.

‘the most elegant of English eighteenth-century books’

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)

Paris:  chez A. F. Momoro, Imprimeur-Libraire,  1793
Binding: Contemporary green vellum, rebacked with the original spine laid down, corners worn.
Provenance: From the collection of Giles Barber (1930–2012).
OFFERED WITH Barber’s copy of the facsimile reprint (Farnborough: Gregg International Publishers Ltd, 1971. 8vo, cloth) with his pencilled signature, notes on his copy of the original edition and his marginal corrections and notes and further on the endleaves.

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.