Horlogerie (Clock-making
Horlogerie (Clock-making
Horlogerie (Clock-making
Horlogerie (Clock-making
Horlogerie (Clock-making

DIDEROT, Denis. Horlogerie (Clock-making)

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DIDEROT, Denis. Horlogerie (Clock-making) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 4 Paris (1765)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 34 pages of descriptive text & 42 loose plates with their accompanying 13 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 42 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Horlogerie from volume IV of plates.
There are twenty-nine plates in the first section. These are numbered 1-29. Plate 1 is on two sheets, and plate 2 is on five sheets. Also plate 9 is spread over ten sheets, plate 10 is on 7 sheets, and plate 18 is on three sheets. All other plates are on their own single sheet.
The second section, titled Machine pour arrodir les dentures, contains 5 plates numbered 105.
The third section, titled Machine pour les Expériences sur le frottement des pivots, contains 5 plates and these are numbered 1A-5A.
The fourth section, titled Machine pour egalir les roues de rencontre, contains 3 plates which are numbered 1B-3B.
Also with the relevant entries listed under Horloge and Horloger in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol I (1780)
1 page (591) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Les différentes pieces des horlogers nommées arbres
1 page (558) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Les calibres
1 page (547) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including information on Les cuivrots
2 pages (858 & 999) from volume V of the Encyclopédie (1755) including information on La construction & l'exécution and Les estampes
1 page (276) from volume VII of the Encyclopédie (1757) including information on Les fraises
8 pages (303-310) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Les ouvrages
1 page (538) from volume IX of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Les différentes sortes de limes
2 pages (124 & 455) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Les tenailles and Les tours
2 pages (525 & 685) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) which describes La décoration extérieure and Horloge à carillon under Horloge
2 pages (522 & 844) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) which includes information on Clepsydre and Conduit dans les groffes horloges under Horloge
2 pages (856 & 868) from volume V of the Encyclopédie (1755) which includes information on Equation de l'horoge under Horloge
5 pages (298-302) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes information on Horloge en général under Horloge
1 page (390) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes information on Roues dont les horloges sont composées under Horloge
1 page (588) from volume XVII of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes information on Bougies d'Alfred, qui lui tenoient lieu d'horoge under Horloge
3 pages (172, 454 & 772) from volume III of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1777) which includes information on Premiere application du pendule aux horloges par Galilée, Voyages dans lesquels on a fait usage des montres françoises and Nouvelles horloges pour les longitudes under Horloge
1 page (818) from volume VI of the Encyclopédie (1756) which includes information on Horloger finisseur under Horloger
With some browning to a few leaves.

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