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Diderot & d'Alembert

Horlogerie

CB21268

Published: Paris: 1765.

Contenant Soixante-Quatre Planches.

Later marbled paper boards, red morocco labels to spine and upper board.

First Edition. Folio (41.2 x 27.2 cm), text in double columns, with sixty-engraved plates mainly by Robert BeÃÅnard and A.J. Defehrt, some by LachausseÃÅe or BenoiÃÇt Louis PreÃÅvost, after drawings by Louis Jacques Goussier, Bourgeois or Guillaume d'Heulland. Small dampstain to one margin.

A very good copy.

Thoughts and mechanisms of horology, extracted from the ‘Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers’, by Diderot and d'Alembert. Working in partnership with experts and writers and drawing heavily on earlier works, the encyclopaedia aimed to demystify science, art and trades in pre-Revolutionary France. The text is accompanied with an impressive array of plates.

Dimensions (height / length / width )

41.2cm / 2cm / 27.2cm


18th Century A Gentleman’s Library First Edition Individual Volume


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