Denis Diderot (1713-1784) and Jean Le Rond d’Alembert
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
Twelve 15 1/2 inch x 10 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 craft of ceramic crockeryware craftspersons.
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.