by Diderot, Denis.
Paris (1771). Folio, 253 x 393mm. 1 page of descriptive text & 8 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 8 plates and descriptive text for the entry of L'Art de Faire des Tapis de Pié Façon de Turquie from volume IX of plates. Plates are numbered 1-8. Plates 1 & 2 are double plates.1 page (896) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Description de la façon de travaillerWith some browning to a few leaves.The plates in this suite come with their accompanying text sheets, which describe the looms and processes shown in the great depth characteristic of the Encyclopédie. The plates show a number of different looms being used and several floral patterns being created. Together they make an excellent guide to the craft at that time (Inventory #: 122571)