1762. Paris (1762).
Folio, 253 x 393 mm. 3 pages of descriptive text & 3 loose plates. Slight browning to
margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
§ The 3 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Agriculture, Art de Faire Éclore les Poulets from volume I of plates. Plates are numbered 1-3.
3 pages (200-202) from volume XIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Poulets
With some browning to a few leaves.
This examination of chickens and the hatching of their eggs follows closely the incubation and development of the young bird. The plates included detailed diagrams of an eighteenth-century incubator and hatchery. The suite is accompanied by an article on the chicken and its early growth, also focusing closely on the methods and equipment used by the Egyptians. The research and writings of Melchisédech Thévenot, M.Granger and Le P. Sicard are also explored and compared in this paper, contributed by Chevalier Louis de Jaucourt, the most prolific of the Encyclopédists. Item #122538