DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784). -- ALEMBERT, Jean le Rond d', (1717?-1783). [Encyclopedie....] "Recueil de Planches, pour la nouvelle edition du Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers." Geneva: Pellet, 1778-79.
3 volumes only, 4to. 443 (of 445) engraved plates (many double-page, a few folding). Contemporary french mottled calf, spines gilt, edges stained red (hinges starting, chipping with losses to spine ends, overall wear).
Second edition, comprising the three volumes of plates only (without the 36 text volumes) to illustrate the quarto edition of the Encyclopedie. The plates illustrate articles relating to geometry, mechanics, astronomy, military fortifications, architecture, anatomy, surgery, and music, and also include folding maps.
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