Paris | Liege: Chez Panckoucke | Chez Plomteux, 1783.
Quarto. Half Leather. The first volume of the Plates to accompany Diderot and d’Alembert’s important 18th century encylopedia.~~This copy has 69 double page plates, as called for; and 150 single full page plates -- of 158 called for; lacking the 8 plates illustrated “cloches” or bells and bell-making.~~Quite a worn copy; some few plates have been rather carelessly trimmed, with loss to the captioning. This volume covers A through C only. From the decade of the French Revolution, and clearly heralding the Industrial Revolution -- the 219 plates show industry to say the least; such inventiveness and a lot of people seeming very busy indeed with their tasks.~~Lacking most of the title page, as well as the 8 plates of “Cloches” manufacture.