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Diderot, Extraction of Gold Waste

Lavures de Cendres d’Orfevrerie. The extraction of gold waste. View of plant extending through three levels. 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: Benard direxit, otherwise as above. 9½ × 7¼ in (24.2 × 18.5 cm).

Instructive plate . – Typograph. watermark fragment. – On the left trimmed within the wide white platemark. – Two sides uncut.

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