Diderot on Glass-Making.
DIDEROT, Denis. Manufacture des Glaces (Glass-Making) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 4 Paris (1765)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 40 pages of descriptive text & 46 loose plates with their accompanying 5 text sheets from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 46 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Manufacture des Glaces from volume XVII of plates. Plates are numbered 1-46 with eight double plates (Plates 1, 2, 32, 33, 43-46. Plate 3 is continued on a second sheet. These plates cover a wide range of topics, in particular Les glaces soufflées and Les glaces coulés.
40 pages (115-154) from volume XVII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including La fabrication des Glaces
With some browning to a few leaves.