Diderot, Stone Drilling + Column Dressing

Machine à Forer les Pierres et à tourner les bases des Colonnes. Stone drilling + dressing of the base of columns. Engraving 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 as above. 13⅜ × 7½ in (34 × 19.1 cm). – Typograph. watermark fragment. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark. Two sides uncut.

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