Diderot, Mirror ManufactureDiderot, Mirror Manufacture

Miroitier. The mirror manufacture. Representation of the countless gear and tools, two plates with workshop view, too. Set of 8 sheet. Engravings by Robert Benard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quarto edition of the encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1786.) Inscribed: Pl. 1-8(.) / Benard direxit(.), otherwise as above. 9⅜-9⅝ × 7¼-7⅝ in (23.9-24.3 × 18.4-19.3 cm).

Diderot, Mirror ManufactureDiderot, Mirror Manufacture

Instructive  set . – Mostly with typograph. and figurative watermark fragment resp. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark. Mostly two sides uncut. – Plate 7 + 8 with three and one resp. thin paper spot(s) providently acid-freely backed on the back.

Offer no. 14,773 / EUR  185. (c. US$ 214.) + shipping

„ vielen Dank für die schnelle Zusendung des Buches ‚Der Ahorn‘. Ich freue mich insbesondere, weil dieses Buch mein Opa geschrieben hat und es somit für mich eine große Bedeutung hat. Viele Grüße aus Berlin “

(Frau U. C., 7. Juni 2004)