Chandelier (Candle maker

DIDEROT, Denis. Chandelier (Candle maker)

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Diderot on Candle Making.

DIDEROT, Denis. Chandelier (Candle maker) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol.2 Paris (1763)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 14 pages of descriptive text & 2 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 2 plate sheets and descriptive text for the entry of Chandelier from volume II of plates. Plates are numbered 1-2.
Also with the relevant entries listed under Chandelle in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol I (1780)
1 page (124) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including information on Chandeliers privilégiés
1 page (207) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Aiguille à meche under Chandelle
1 page (14) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Baguettes under Chandelle
5 pages (84, 123-126, & 639) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including information on Le champignon, Les ouvrages de chandelier and Colleter les chandelles under Chandelle
1 page (407) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including information on Couteau à meche under Chandelle
1 page (788) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Les moules under Chandelle
1 page (771) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) describing Les chandelles communes under Chandelle
1 page (422) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Tordre la meche under Chandelle
1 page (346) from volume XVII of the Encyclopédie (1765) on Comment l'on voit la lumiere d'une chandelle en clignant les yeux under Chandelle
1 page (632) from volume IV of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1777) which includes Degré de lumiere under Chandelle

With some browning to a few leaves.
These plates display the art of creating wax candles and the various tools and moulds used. Included are the main text entries for Chandlier, by Diderot, and including a short section on the ecclesiastical history of a seven branched chandelier. Other articles deal more specifically with Collet, Couteau à Meche, a wick knife, Les Moules, Plinger la Chandelle and Tordre la Meche, the twisting of the wick.

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