Pp. -12; 19 copper-engraved plates, Goussier del., Bernard fecit. 1 vols. Folio. Disbound. Some faint age-toning of leaves and marginal soiling, else fine. PMM 200; En français dans le texte 156. Item #41085
Beautiful selection of plates from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict every aspect of the art and craft of printing in the late 18th century; the explanatory text is concise yet fully detailed. Printing and the Mind of Man describes the Encyclopedie as "a monument in the history of European thought; the acme of the age of reason; a prime motive force in undermining the ancien régime and in heralding the French Revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilization."
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