Diderot, Coffretier - Malletier - Bahutier (Chest-making) 1Diderot, Coffretier - Malletier - Bahutier (Chest-making) 3

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. 9⅜-9½ × 7¼-7⅜ in (23.8-24 × 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$ 90.) + shipping

“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”

(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)