Diderot on Carding Brush Making.
DIDEROT, Denis. Cardier (Carding Brush Maker) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 2 Paris (1763)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 5 pages of descriptive text & 1 loose plate with its accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 1 plate and descriptive text for the entry of Cardier from volume II of plates. This plate is not numbered.
2 pages (678 & 679) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Une description de toutes les manoevres de ce métier
1 page (81) from volume V of the Encyclopédie (1755) including information on Doublet
1 page (482) from volume VI of the Encyclopédie (1756) including Fendoir
1 page (825) from volume XI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Panteur
With some browning to a few leaves.
To accompany this plate on the fascinating manufacture of carding brushes are a number carefully selected articles from the text volumes of the Encyclopédie. These include Diderot's Cardier, and more specific entries on Doublet and Panter.