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Book containing sections on painting and drawing from Diderot and d'Alembert's 'Encyclopédie', 35 vols (Paris: various publishers, 1751-80); 'Peintures...': 8 plates, the first with a scene of a painter's studio above, paintbrushes, knifes and palettes below, the others with various artist's tools, implements and furniture; 'Dessein': 38 plates, the first with a scene of a drawing school, its plan and its profile, the others with artist's instruments, studies of academic figures and parts of the body, a design for a mannequin, and studies after the antique and of the passions.
Etched and engraved plates with letterpress sections
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Height: 385 millimetres (each page approx.)
Width: 248 millimetres (each page approx.)
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- The 'Encyclopedie' was published as followed:
Volumes 1-7: Paris; Briasson, David l'aîné, Le Breton, Durand, 1751-1757
Volumes 8-17: "Neuchâtel" (Paris); "Samuel Faulche" (Le Breton), 1765
Plates 1-11: Paris; Briasson, David, Le Breton, Durand, 1762-1772
Supplement 1-: Amsterdam, M.M. Rey [Paris, Stoupe], 1776-1777
Table 1-2: Paris & Amsterdam; 1780.
Others impressions, see 1871,0610.621 and 1873,0510.3612 (the latter printed from worn-out plate); for etched state, see 1878,0713.1971. Another version, almost identical, was engraved by Prévost in 1776 (see 1889,0318.23).
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Associated Title: L'Encyclopédie (1751-80)
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