Diderot on Gauze-Making.
DIDEROT, Denis. Gazier (Gauze-Maker) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 11 Paris (1772)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 4 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 4 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Gazier from volume XI of plates. Plates are numbered 1-4.
With some browning to a few leaves.
These four plates display several looms used for the manufacture of gauze from silk, and also show how they are constructed, making these a useful guide for the eighteenth-century gauze-maker.