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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$ 94.) + shipping


“ It came!  My plate [already documented as lost] was delivered and it is in excellent condition. I cannot explain all of the delays or what happened. It is in the original packaging that you described and it was delivered by DHL, not the postal service (as  far as I can tell – it was left on the porch [!!]). So thank you and so glad that this long story has such a nice ending. It was nice dealing with you, thank you for the plate! ”

(Mrs. J. C., May 8, 2010)