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Diderot, Denis & Charles Coulston Gillespie (ed.), A Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry (2 Vol. Set), New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1959, first edition, lg 4to (12" x 9"), HB in slipcase, navy cloth boards w/ gilt spine titles in illus dj's, VG+ / VG.

485 plates in two volumes, over 2000 illustrations. Unpaginated, total of 920 pp. Dover reprint of L'Encyclopedie, ou dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers. Selections from the index: Beekeeping, threshing, armor, bayonets, cannon, fortresses, blast furnace, bronze, foundrymen, statue, casting, coins, grillwork, balances, scissors, crucibles, swords, tinning, wheelmaking, broad glass, crown glass, scientific instruments, silvering mirrors.

"Artists, illustrators, and collectors will welcome the first reissue in a century and a half of these copperplates, engraved to illustrate the first work of its kind, as much as will historians of art, of invention, and of economic life. As Diderot's 'Encyclopédie' was the crowning venture of the French Age of Enlightenment, so the plates which accompanied it were among the finest achievements of the 18th-century graphic arts." Denis Diderot(1713-1784), an influential figure of the Enlightenment, affords us a detailed look at bourgeois life in 18th-C France which remains an invaluable reference today."

Both volumes djs' edgeworn, spines sun faded, slight chipping at spine extremities, Vol 2 rear dj rubbed.

Slipcase black bds w/ illus. pastedown; edgeworn, bds exposed frequently, pastedown rubbed and scarred.

Title is quite heavy (two volumes) and requires extra shipping.    [Book ID # 978]


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