1768 Diderot Encyclopedia Plates HUGE FOLIO Medicine Architecture Vesuvius Art

DIDEROT, Denis

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The Enlightenment’s most-important general encyclopedia!

 

Through the mid-18th-century, large collections of knowledge were relegated to specific areas of study like law, medicine, or religion. However, Denis Diderot’s ‘Encyclopedie’ changed the public’s knowledge base as well as setting a standard for future generations of acquiring knowledge on many different subjects. This was the first encyclopedia to include contributions from many different named writers. It also was the first encyclopedia to describe work-related topics like agriculture, engineering, cooking, and trade.

 

This enormous tome is the complete volume of illustrations from the 1768 edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s famous encyclopedia. It features 294 full-page and folding engravings covering a wide variety of topics including human anatomy, surgery and medicine, military and war, art and architecture, zoology, chemistry, and music and theater. One fascinating illustration is a double-page view of the eruption of Vesuvius.

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1768 Diderot Encyclopedia Plates HUGE FOLIO Medicine Architecture Vesuvius Art

 

The Enlightenment’s most-important general encyclopedia!

 

Through the mid-18th-century, large collections of knowledge were relegated to specific areas of study like law, medicine, or religion. However, Denis Diderot’s ‘Encyclopedie’ changed the public’s knowledge base as well as setting a standard for future generations of acquiring knowledge on many different subjects. This was the first encyclopedia to include contributions from many different named writers. It also was the first encyclopedia to describe work-related topics like agriculture, engineering, cooking, and trade.

 

This enormous tome is the complete volume of illustrations from the 1768 edition of Diderot and d’Alembert’s famous encyclopedia. It features 294 full-page and folding engravings covering a wide variety of topics including human anatomy, surgery and medicine, military and war, art and architecture, zoology, chemistry, and music and theater. One fascinating illustration is a double-page view of the eruption of Vesuvius.

 

Item number: #7524

Price: $1500

 

DIDEROT, Denis

 

Recueil De Planches, Sur Les Sciences, Les Arts Libéraux, Et Les Arts Méchaniques : Avec Leur Explication. Cinquieme Livraison, ou Sixieme Volume 294 Planches

 

Paris : Briasson ; David ; Le Breton ; Durand, (1768)

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 294 engravings throughout
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~16.5in X 10.75in (42cm x 27cm)
  • Auction records and price comparisons for this same volume at $2,300

 

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7524

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Medicine & Science

Authors

DIDEROT, Denis

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete