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Title: Diderot & d'Alembert, encyclopédie
ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers
Volume IV only.
Contemporary binding in brown calfskin, spine adorned with 6 raised bands,
floral compartment and a brown title label.
Paris - Imprimerie Briasson.
First edition of the encyclopaedia, the most extensive literary work
produced in the 18th century... to which Voltaire contributed as well as
Montesquieu, Rousseau, Condillac, Daubenton, Marmontel, Turgot...
Copy complete with its 248 plates.
and 50 pages of text dealing with geometry,
hydrostatic, hydrodynamic, astronomy,
navigation, gnomonics, physics,
tyre, mechanical construction of the globe,
the melting of cannons, as well as the melting of bells,
melting dredged and lead to gibberish,
engraving, and that on fine stone,
engraving in letters, in geography and music,
on medal and pills, and on wood,
box maker, spectacle maker, luth making, paper marbler,
paper mills, etc...
In good overall condition, the
cover is a little rubbed and a little bit of leather is peeled off.
Some foxing here and there,
but they are superficial and they do not affect the plates. 43416227