by Diderot, Denis.
Paris (1765). Folio 253 x 393mm. 6 pages of descriptive text & 3 loose plates with their accompanying 4 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 3 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Epinglier from volume IV of plates. Plates are numbered 1-3, and plates 2 and 3 are double.1 page (210) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Réunion de leur communauté à celle des aiguilliers.5 pages (804-808) from volume V of the Encyclopédie (1755) including Observations sur le corps des épingliers à Paris.With detailed text from both the plates and letterpress volumes of the Encyclopédie, this suite on the manufacture of pins is a useful guide to the methods used in the 18th-century when creating hatpins, hairpins, and anumber of other forms of pin. The main text entry was contributed by Delaire, an expert of the manufacture of needles, pins, etc. Further, more specific pin-related entries were contributed by Antoine-Gaspard Boucher d'Argis, a French lawyer. (Inventory #: 122491)