DIDEROT, Denis. Vitrier (Glazier) Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 10 Paris (1772)
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 5 pages of descriptive text & 4 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
The 4 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Vitrier from volume X of plates. Plates are numbered 1-4.
1 page (945) from volume VII of the Encyclopédie (1757) including information on Gresoir
1 page (791) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Moule ou lingotiere
1 page (780) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Tire-plomb
1 page (343) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on Rouet à filer le plomb
1 page (363) from volume XVII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on La vie & les ouvrages de M.Abraham Moivre
With some browning to a few leaves.
Written by Jaucourt, the text which accompanies these plates gives a brief introduction to glazing and the Parisian community of glaziers. The plates themselves examine 18th-century methods of cutting and installing glass as windows, paying particular attention to the tools used.