Diderot on the Dairy.
DIDEROT, Denis. Agriculture, Laiterie (Dairy) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 1 Paris (1762)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 15 pages of descriptive text & 1 loose plate. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 1 plate and descriptive text for the entry of Laiterie from volume I of plates. This plate is not numbered.
15 pages (199-213) from volume IX of the Encyclopédie (1765) including the main entries for Lait and Laiterie
With some browning to a few leaves.
This plate, comprised of a charming dairy scene and a series of diagrams of dairy utensils, is accompanied by Gabriel François Venel's article on Lait. Venel was a medical doctor and professor of medicine at Montpellier, and this paper discusses milk's properties, both chemical and medicinal.