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DIDEROT, Denis. Paumier.

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Diderot on Real Tennis.

DIDEROT, Denis. Paumier. Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 8 (1771)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 2 pages of descriptive text & 9 loose plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The nine plates and descriptive text for the entry of Paumier (tennis) from volume VIII of plates. The suite contains important early illustrations of the game including the construction of the court, the ball and racquets, as well as the game being played. It also includes details of Billiards.
The plates are titled:
Pl. 1- Paulmerie, Jeu de Paulme et Construction de la Racquette
Pl. 2 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme
Pl. 3 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme
Pl. 4 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme et de Billiard
Pl. 5 - Paulmerie, Salle de billiard et Instrumens de Billiard
Pl. 6 - Paulmerie, Plan au Rez de Chaussée d'un Jeu de Paulme quarré et Salle de Billiard
Pl. 7 - Paulmerie, Plan audessus des murs du Jeu de Paulme quarré
Pl. 8 - Paulmerie, Coupes du Jeu de Paulme quarrés
Pl. 9 - Paulmerie, Plans au Rez de Chaussée et audessus des murs d'un Jeu de Paulme a dedans
Also with the relevant entries listed under Paume in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol II (1780)
1 page (229) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including the explanation of the term chasse in tennis.
3 pages (352, 728, 869) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including the explanation of the term Couper la Balle, Dedans and dernier in tennis.
2 pages (444 -445) from volume VII of the Encyclopédie (1757) including the explanation of the term Galerie in tennis.
1 page (542) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including the explanation of scoring in a tennis game, Jeu, terme de tripot..
1 page (201-202) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) which includes the entry for Le Jeu de Paume explaining the rules of tennis.
1 page (877) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including the explanation of the term tambour in tennis.
1 page (660) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including the explanation of the term tripot in tennis.
With some browning to a few leaves.

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