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Diderot, Stone Sawmill

Moulin à scier les Pierres en dalles. Stone sawmill. Cross-section through the mill tower, ground plan of the plant together with several details as well as three-part view of the actual saw established in a separate shed. Set of 3 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. 1-3. / Benard direxit(.), otherwise as above. 9½ × 7¼-7½ in (24-24.1 × 18.4-19 cm).

Diderot, Stone SawmillDiderot, Stone Sawmill

Instructive  set . – Figurative and typograph. watermark fragments. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark. – Faint tidemark in the right white outer margin. Two sides uncut.

Offer no. 14,775 / EUR  98. (c. US$ 113.) + shipping


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