Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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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.
£1,600


‘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.
£1,200


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.
£2,000


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.
£4,000


Printing house type specimen.