by Diderot, Denis.
Paris: (1763). Folio, 253 x 393mm. 5 pages of descriptive text & 5 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 5 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Chamoiseur et Mégissier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-5. Three of the plates are entitled Chamoiseur et Mégissier and two are entitled Chamoiseur, Moulin a Foulon. 4 pages (69-72) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including information on Le Chamoiseur en général under Chamoiseur1 page (306) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Statuts des mégissiers de la communauté de Paris under MégisseurWith some browning to a few leaves.These plates examine the tools and proceses followed in the softening, paring and stretching of chamois leather. A number of craftsmen are shown at work, and several large machines are also displayed. Included also are Diderot's text entries for Chamois and Chamoiserie. (Inventory #: 122554)