Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Science Of Art

CAMPER, Petrus (1722–1789)

Utrecht:  chez B. Wild et J. Altheer,  1791
Binding: Contemporary half green morocco, flat spine with gilt bands. Rubbed and corners worn.
Provenance: 1. 'J. Faivre dt en med', early inscription; 2. 'R. Andry-Aout. 1936', inscription, both on half title of Discours.

The science of art and ‘Camper’s angle’: two works bound together. First editions.

TINGRY, Pierre François (1743-1821)

Geneva:  chez G. J. Manget, libraire,  1803
Binding: Contemporary mottled calf, flat gilt spines with orange and black lettering pieces. Red sprinkled carmine page edges. A little rubbed but well preserved and attractive bindings.
Provenance: Prosper de Barante (1782–1866), French historian, writer and politician, engraved armorial bookplate in each volume.

The preparation of paints and varnishes for artists. First edition, fine paper copy.