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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$ 112.) + shipping


“  … that I have received the parcel in good order. Very well and professional packed indeed. The litho of Mourot is according to my expectations. The drawing is rare. Colouring most probably same time … ”

(Mr. P. v. d. W., June 26, 2003)