Boursier (Wallet and Purse Maker
Boursier (Wallet and Purse Maker
Boursier (Wallet and Purse Maker

DIDEROT, Denis. Boursier (Wallet and Purse Maker)

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Diderot on Wallet and Purse Making.

DIDEROT, Denis. Boursier (Wallet and Purse Maker) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 2 Paris (1763)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 2 pages of descriptive text & 3 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 3 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Boursier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-3
1 page (374) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Police & réglemens concernant ce corps à Paris
1 page (221) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Arrêt qui a réglé les limites entre les boursiers & les peaussiers de Paris

With some browning to a few leaves.

These plates serve as a useful guide to the manufacture of a variety of caps, parasols and boxes. There is also a plate dedicated to the production of leather breeches. Furthmore, a series of articles from the text volumes of the Encyclopédie help explain these crafts and goods, with contributions by a number of notable Encyclopédists, such as Edme-François Mallet.

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