by Diderot, Denis.
Paris (1771). Folio, 253 x 393mm. 1 page of descriptive text & 12 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 12 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Laminage du Plomb from volume VIII of plates. Plates are numbered 1-12, with 3 triple plates (1, 2, & 7) and 3 double plates (3, 4, & 8). The editors originally counted 18 plates with 6 double plates, although this is incorrect.1 page (783) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes information on Laminage du plombWith some browning to a few leaves.The plates presented here were made from drawings by Goussier, who writes with a great understanding of the crafts. A key contributor to the Encyclopedie, this suite of plates is a fine example of Goussier's great versatility and perception, and not least his ingenuity. (Inventory #: 122518)