1763. Paris (1763).
Folio, 253 x 393mm. 4 pages of descriptive text & 4 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good.
§ The 4 plates and descriptive text for the entry of Chauderonnier from volume III of plates. Plates are numbered 1-4. There are 2 plates on Chauderonnier Grossier, 1 plate on Chauderonnier Planeur, and 1 plate on Chauderonnier Faiseur d'Instruments.
1 page (254) from volume III of the Encyclopédie (1753) including the main entry for Chauderonnier
1 page (706) from volume IV of the Encyclopédie (1754) including information on Les ouvrages
1 page (220) from volume IX of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Travails des chauderons dans les usines pour le laiton
1 page (455) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Tour des chauderonniers
With some browning to a few leaves.
The first two plates in this suite of four depict the Chaudronnier Grossier, his tools and the pots and pans he creates. The third shows the Planneur, or metal beater, at work, also displaying the equipment he uses. The final plate, and perhaps the most interesting, demonstrates the work of the musical instrument maker. A workshop scene shows a number of craftsmen at work on different parts of the production line, and the rest of the plate show the tools used and some of the brass items produced. Diderot's articles on Le Chaudron, Le Chaudronnier and La Chaudiere are also included. Item #122575