by Diderot, Denis.
Paris (1763). Folio 253 x 393mm. 11 pages of descriptive text & 2 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 2 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Bonnetier de la Foule from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-2. 2 pages (246 & 523) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Bonnet des flamines.7 pages (94, 324-328 & 564) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Barrette, La bonneterie en général and Espece du bonnet ou calotte.2 pages (312 & 313) from volume DVI of the Encyclopédie including Les bonnets des anciens orientaux appellès tiares.These two plates display the practices and tools used in the manufacture of hosiery, in particular felt socks. The articles which accompany, and help explain these plates, were contributed by a variety of encyclopédists, including Diderot himself, Edme-François Mallet, Guillame le Blone, François-Vincent Toussaint, Antoine-Joseph Dezallier d'Argenville, and Urban Vandenesse. The articles also examine various pieces of headwear, for instance the tiara and the calotte. (Inventory #: 122469)