DIDEROT/d'Alembert 18th Century ART de la SOIE SILK, WEAVING PATTERNS/METHODS!


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DIDEROT/d'ALEMBERT's L'ENCYCLOPEDIE
SILK - WEAVING METHODS & PATTERNS 
WEAVING EQUIPMENT & TOOLS!
FACSIMILE of the ORIGINAL, and ONE of a SERIES of volumes published by Denis DIDEROT and Jean D'ALEMBERT in
1758
as L'Encyclopedie Diderot & D'Alembert
This recent copy of the famous L'ENCYLOPEDIE was produced in Paris by Bibliotheque De l'lmage. The book is 9" X 12.5" X 0.5", and consists of the ENTIRE ORIGINAL TEXT (in French) and
ABOUT 80 FULL PAGE B/W ENGRAVINGS and PLATES On Heavy Paper and WONDERFUL DETAIL!!!
Diderot's 18th-Century efforts were phenomenal in that the project produced literally thousands of wonderfully-detailed engravings and bookplates that REVEALED GREAT MYSTERIES and secrets of not only ofSILK PREPARATION, WEAVING METHODS & PATTERNS, WEAVING EQUIPMENT & TOOLS and LOTS MORE!detailed in the volume now up for auction, but ofFish Nets and Fishing, Artillary and Military Cannons, Jewelry and Silverware Manufacture, Weaving and Textiles, Carpentry, Astronomy, Locks and Locksmithing, Tanning, Agriculture, Printing, Metal-founding, Ceramics, Writng, Science and the many other technologies of the world on the eve of the Industrial Revolution!
Diderot was persecuted for decades by Jesuit Priests and the French government
he lost his editorial partner, d'Alembert, in the process), but was delightfully persistent in his efforts to reveal the state of human affairs near the end of the 18th Century.
The PLATES ALONE in this volume, with others in the series, provide a SPECTACULAR COLLECTION OF ILLUSTRATIONS from the era covering every aspect of life and culture in "modern" Europe centuries ago!
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