Lot 314: Diderot (Denis and Jean d'Alembert). Recuil de planches sur les sciences, les arts Liberauz, et les arts mechaniques, Livorno: for the editors, 1778, half-title, titles and text in French, one-hundred and ninety-four plates (including some folding), plate-list erroneously calls for 239, but collates according to explination of plates, together with three volumes of Encyclopedie ou Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, les Arts et des Metiers, (volumes 11, 14 and 17), all with decorative endpapers, contemporary calf, rubbed and worn with boards loose, lacking one or two boards, contents slightly shaken, folio. The plates show various tools and processes relating to textile production, including silk-making and weaving. . (4)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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