Diderot on Board Making and Embossing.
DIDEROT, Denis. Cartonnier et gauffreur en carton (Board-making and embossing) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 2 Paris (1763)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 4 pages of descriptive text & 2 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 4 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Cartonnier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-2.
4 pages (727-730) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Les ouvrages
With some browning to a few leaves.
Accompanying these two plates by Goussier on board-making and embossing, is Diderot's entry on Carton, taken from the text volumes of the Encyclopédie. Diderot and Goussier regularly visited workshops and ateliers to improve their understanding of the crafts they wrote on, intending to give accurate descriptions of the skills and processes involved and intent on the propagation of new ideas and improved methods.