Auction 111, Lot 723

"[Chemistry]", Diderot, Denis

Subject: Miscellaneous

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: Encyclopedie

Color: Black & White

10 x 15.5 inches
25.4 x 39.4 cm

Complete fascicle with all of the chemistry plates from the first 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. Twenty-four plates (one folding) and two text leaves depicting a complete lab, apparatus, furnaces and symbols.


Condition: A+

Extremely fine with wide margins and bright, clean plates.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/8/2005