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Diderot, Denis.
L'Art de Faire des Tapis de Pié Façon de Turquie (Maker of Turkish Floor Rugs). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 9.
Paris (1771). Folio, 253 x 393mm. 1 page of descriptive text & 8 loose plates with their accompanying text sheet from the volume of plates. Slight browning to margins, a little spotting otherwise very good. § The 8 plates and descriptive text for the entry of L'Art de Faire des Tapis de Pié Façon de Turquie from volume IX of plates. Plates are numbered 1-8. Plates 1 & 2 are double plates.1 page (896) from volume XV of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Description de la façon de travaillerWith some browning to a few leaves.The plates in this suite come with their accompanying text sheets, which describe the looms and processes shown in the great depth characteristic of the Encyclopédie. The plates show a number of different looms being used and several floral patterns being created. Together they make an excellent guide to the craft at that time
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