Chamoiseur et Megissier (Tanner of Chamois Leather and Sheep and Goat
Chamoiseur et Megissier (Tanner of Chamois Leather and Sheep and Goat

DIDEROT, Denis. Chamoiseur et Megissier (Tanner of Chamois Leather and Sheep and Goat Leather)

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Diderot on the Tanning of Chamois Leather and Sheep and Goat Leather.

DIDEROT, Denis. Chamoiseur et Megissier (Tanner of Chamois Leather and Sheep and Goat Leather) 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 & 5 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 5 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Chamoiseur et Mégissier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-5. Three of the plates are entitled Chamoiseur et Mégissier and two are entitled Chamoiseur, Moulin a Foulon.
4 pages (69-72) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including information on Le Chamoiseur en général under Chamoiseur
1 page (306) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Statuts des mégissiers de la communauté de Paris under Mégisseur
With some browning to a few leaves.
These plates examine the tools and proceses followed in the softening, paring and stretching of chamois leather. A number of craftsmen are shown at work, and several large machines are also displayed. Included also are Diderot's text entries for Chamois and Chamoiserie.

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