Soierie (Silk Industry). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 11. Denis Diderot.

Soierie (Silk Industry). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 11.

1772. Paris: (1772).

Folio, 253 x 393mm. 56 pages of descriptive text & 136 loose plates with their accompanying 20 text sheets. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.

§ The 135 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Soierie from volume XI of plates. Plates are numbered 1-135 with twenty-three double plates. The double plates are plates 8-12, 31, 31, 60-65, 91-93, 114, 116, 130, 132-135. Also included is a plate entitled Education de Vers à Soye (the raising of silk worms). This plate is not numbered.

Also with the relevant entries listed under Soie in the Table Analytique et Raisonnée du Dictionnaire des Sciences, Arts et Métiers. Vol II (1780)

2 pages (236 & 574) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Essets de l'air de certains pays fur les soies and L'ouvrage de soie d'araignée
1 page (554) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including information on Premiere femme qui dévida la soie
1 page (756) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including Dégorger les soies
1 page (790) from volume VI of the Encyclopédie (1756) including Fil de lacs, fil de remisse
1 page (366) from volume VII of the Encyclopédie (1757) including Préjudice que les manufactures de soie peuvent faire à l'agriculture
1 page (14) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Introduction des habits de soie à Rome
2 pages (357 & 749) from volume IX of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Soie légis and Lustrage de la soie
1 page (867) from volume X of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on La soie du pays de Murcie
1 page (428) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including information on La soie persienne
1 page (100) from volume XIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Sully et le royaume de France
1 page (97) from volume XIV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Remonter les soies
40 pages (268-307) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including La soie en général
1 page (340, 379 & 906) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Petite tire dans le travail de la soie, Toile de soie and Les soies de Piédmont
1 page (711) from volume XVII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including La soie de Céos


With some browning to a few leaves. Item #122555

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