Cartier (Playing Card Maker
Cartier (Playing Card Maker
Cartier (Playing Card Maker

DIDEROT, Denis. Cartier (Playing Card Maker)

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Diderot on Playing Card Making.

DIDEROT, Denis. Cartier (Playing Card 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 & 6 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 6 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Cartier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-6. There is a sall fragment missing from the edge of sheet 2.
1 page (726) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including La communauté de Paris & sur leurs statuts
1 page (166) from volume II of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1776) which includes Découvre le Canada

With some browning to a few leaves.

These plates examine the various stages in the production of high-quality playing cards, and the article on Cartier helps explain this craft.

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