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Diderot, Denis.
Forge des Ancres (Anchor Forging). Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers. Plates vol. 7
Paris (1769). Folio, 253 x 393mm. 12 pages of descriptive text & 8 loose plates with their accompanying 16 text sheets 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 Forge des Ancres from volume VII of plates. Plates are numbered 1-8.6 pages (162, & 442-446) from volume I of the Encyclopédie (1751) including Ancre d'affourche and Les ancres en général3 pages (339, 355 & 418) from volume II of the Encyclopédie (1751) including information on Boussoirs soutenir l'ancre and Lorsque le cable s'est rompu and Brider l'ancre1 page (689) from volume V of the Encyclopédie (1755) including Enjabler une ancre1 page (860) from volume VII of the Encyclopédie (1757) including Les grappins1 page (463) from volume VIII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Jas d'ancre2 pages (187 & 188) from volume XII of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Patte d'une ancre1 page (806) from volume XVI of the Encyclopédie (1765) including Ancre des Chinois1 page (188) from volume I of the Supplément à l'Encyclopédie (1776) which includes further information on Ancre d'affourcheWith some browning to a few leaves.This impressive suite of plates depicts the construction of enormous anchors and the gigantic forges in which they are created. Massive levers and pulleys are used to move the components and the finished anchors, which would be used on the battleships of their day. Also included are many relevant text entries, most of which were contributed by Jacques-Nicolas Bellin, a French philosophe and hydrographer. … [Cliquez ci-dessous pour une description complète]
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