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Diderot, Refining of Copper 1

Cuivre Coulé en Tables et Trifelerie. The refining of copper in four full-page oblong workshop views as well as two detail depictions of tools and gear. Set of 6 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. 1-6. / Benard direx./direxit(.), otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9⅜-9½ and 9⅜ × 7-7⅛ in (18-18.2 × 23.9-24 and 23.9 × 17.9-18.2 cm resp.

Diderot, Refining of Copper 3Diderot, Refining of Copper 6

Instructive  set . – Partly figurative and typographic watermark fragments resp. – Above and on the left resp. trimmed within the wide white platemark.

Offer no. 8,196 / EUR  146. (c. US$ 169.) + shipping

Diderot, Refining of Copper 2


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