Roger Gaskell Rare Books



Terms of the Trade

For some years my glossary of bookselling terms has been published in the ABA’s annual directory; somewhat polemical, I like to think that it embodies the spirit of Voltaire’s Dictionnaire philosophique portatif (1764) which has been described as ‘a propaganda by dictionary’. Terms of the Trade


Printing House and Engraving shop

This article discusses the printing of engravings for book illustration and the bibliographical implications of the different processes and separate workshops employed in printing the text and printing the engraved illustrations.

Roger Gaskell. ‘Printing House and Engraving Shop. A Mysterious Collaboration’, The Book Collector, Vol. 53. (2004) pp. 213–251. Printing House and Engraving shop