Roger Gaskell Rare Books

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Writing Book

IPENS, J. Henri

Paris:  chez Dauty, Md d'estampes, Palais Royal, Galerie de Nemour,  c. 1820
Binding: Contemporary pastepaper boards. Worn, spine and upper inner hinge strengthened.
£600



ROYLLET, Sébastien (1700–1767)

Paris:  chez Alexis Mesnier, Libraire-Imprimeur, rue Saint Severin, au Soleil d’or, ou en sa Boutique au Palais, Grand Salle, même ensienge,  1731
Binding: Contemporary green stained vellum boards, red page edges. Joints split and corners worn. The plates are mounted on guards, which are partly torn.
£4,500


An attractive folio writing book with woodcut and engraved examples. First edition.

WRIFFORD, Allison (c. 1780- 1844)

Boston:  W. Hooker for the author,  1810
Binding: Stab stitched in the original sugar paper wrappers with printed title label on upper cover.
£450


The second original American writing book. First edition.