Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
Bourrelier et Bourrelier-Bastier [Harness Maker]
from Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des métiers et des arts
Book of engravings bound in original 18th Century section with brown paper covers
Seven 15 1/4 inch x 10 1/8 inch plates
Remarkable reference book containing plates that accompanied Diderot’s “Encyclopedia,” a landmark work of the Enlightenment that depicted the tools and methods of artisans and tradespeople in a methodical and thorough way. This book shows the tools and manufacture of harnesses and saddles.
Condition: Prints generally very good with the usual light toning, wear, soiling, softcreases. Some edges lightly bumped, chipped or worn. Covers in similarcondition, sometimes generally showing a little more wear than prints. Some pages coming away from binding at spine.