Bonnetier de la Foule (Hosier
Bonnetier de la Foule (Hosier

DIDEROT, Denis. Bonnetier de la Foule (Hosier)

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Diderot on Hosiery.

DIDEROT, Denis. Bonnetier de la Foule (Hosier) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 2 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.
Also with the relevant entries listed under Bonnet and Bonneterie in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol I (1780)
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 XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Les bonnets des anciens orientaux appellés tiares

With some browning to a few leaves.
These two plates display the practises 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 himslef, Edme-François Mallet, Guillaume le Blond, 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.

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