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.

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.

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.

The second original American writing book. First edition.