Coffretier – Malletier – Bahutier. The manufaction of chests, suitcases, and containers of any kind, also wicker-baskets. Workshop view as well as representation of the tools used and – on the 3rd plate – the manifold products. 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. 23.8-24 x 18.3-18.6 cm.
Instructive set. – Typograph. watermark. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark and a little unclean from former stitching. – Upper left really faint tidemark reaching up to the lining.
Offer no. 8,192 / EUR 81. (c. US$ 106.) + shipping
“ … Thank you again for your considered thoughts. I am interested in the ‘Clara’ piece. Please describe the process for completing a transaction for #15,275 ”
(Mr. M. P., December 8, 2008)