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. 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$ 88.) + shipping

“ It’s a truly one-of-a-kind very special item and I congratulate you on having the resources to have found it … You indeed have some wonderful things for sale.

These (ship) plans are indeed an exceptional find, Jan Hendrik, and I THANK YOU for making them available for sale. They are truly unique … Also – may I compliment you on your fantastic website display of the … plans – It is among the most professional and informative website I have ever seen!   Mit Vielen Dank!!

Just a quick note to let you know your beautifully packed parcel arrived Friday in excellent condition due to your careful work.  THANK YOU for wrapping it so well – certainly better than I could do – and that says a lot.  It’s has been a real pleasure working with you … “

(Mr. M. W., from February 3 to March 7, 2011)