Diderot & d'Alembert
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 Be?nard and A.J. Defehrt, some by Lachausse?e or Benoi?t Louis Pre?vost, 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 ‘Encyclope?die, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne? des sciences, des arts et des me?tiers’, 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.
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