Tanneur (Tanner
Tanneur (Tanner
Tanneur (Tanner
Tanneur (Tanner

DIDEROT, Denis. Tanneur (Tanner)

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Diderot on Tanning.

DIDEROT, Denis. Tanneur (Tanner) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 9 Paris (1771)

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 9 pages of descriptive text & 12 loose plates with their accompanying 3 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 12 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Tanneur from volume IX of plates. Plates are numbered 1-12. Plates 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12 are double plates, while plates 1 & 2 are triple plates.
1 page (791) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including L'explication physique de l'opération de tanner les cuirs
3 pages (73, 286, & 348) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including Tyrannie qu'ils exercent sur les chamoiseurs & les bouchers, L'usage de l'écorce de chêne pour les tanneurs and Chiper les peaux
5 pages (880, 889, & 891-893) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including L'usage de l'écorce de chêne pour les tanneurs, La description de trois différentes manieres de plamer les cuirs and Les ouvrages

With some browning to a few leaves.

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