Diderot, Mirror ManufactureDiderot, Mirror Manufacture

Miroitier. The mirror manufacture. Representation of the countless gear and tools, two plates with workshop view, too. Set of 8 sheet. Engravings by Robert Bénard (Paris 1734 – after 1777, recte rather c. 1786) from the quarto edition of the encyclopedia by Diderot and d’Alembert. (1786.) Inscribed: Pl. 1-8(.) / Benard direxit(.), otherwise as above. 9⅜-9⅝ × 7¼-7⅝ in (23.9-24.3 × 18.4-19.3 cm).

Diderot, Mirror ManufactureDiderot, Mirror Manufacture

Instructive set . – Mostly with typograph. and figurative watermark fragment resp. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark. Mostly two sides uncut. – Plate 7 + 8 with three and one resp. thin paper spot(s) providently acid-freely backed on the back.

Offer no. 14,773 | EUR 185. (c. US$ 224.) + shipping

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