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Auction 110, Lot 704

"[Chemistry]", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Chemistry

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication: Recueil de Planches de l' Encyclopedie

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 8.7 inches
16.8 x 22.1 cm

Complete fascicle with all of chemistry plates from an 8vo edition of this enormously influential work. The Encyclopédie was published under the direction of Diderot with articles written by the most prominent philosophers of the time. These great minds collaborated in the goal of assembling and disseminating the fruits of accumulated knowledge and learning. Containing 72,000 articles written by more than 140 contributors, it was a massive reference work for the arts and sciences, which served to propagate Enlightened ideas. The folding plate depicting a chemistry lab is delicately hand colored, balance of plates are uncolored.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/2/2005