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Diderot, Denis, & Jean Le Rond d'Alembert, editors
Paumier. Contenant neuf planches. [And:] Paulmerie. [Extracted from: Encyclopedie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. Recueil de Planches, sur les Sciences, les Arts Libéraux, et les Arts]
Panckoucke; Plomteux, [Paris; Liege, 1785. 9 engraved plates by Benard after Lucotte. 2 pp. explanatory text. 9 vols. Folio. The complete set of these beautiful plates relating to Court Tennis ("le Jeu des Paumes") from the Récueil de Planches, that extraordinary illustrated supplement to the magnificent Encyclopédie of Diderot and d'Alembert. The plates depict the creation of implements and play of tennis and billiards in the late 18th century, and have never been surpassed for their beauty and historical accuracy. Pl. 1 - Paulmerie, Jeu de Paulme et Construction de la Racquette Pl. 2 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme Pl. 3 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme Pl. 4 - Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme et de Billiard Pl. 5 - Paulmerie, Salle de billiard et Instrumens de Billiard Pl. 6 - Paulmerie, 1er Plan d'un Jeu de Paulme quarré et Salle de Billiard Pl. 7 - Paulmerie, Plan audessus des murs du Jeu de Paulme Pl. 8 - Paulmerie, Coupes du Jeu de Paulme quarré Pl. 9 - Paulmerie, Plans au Rez de Chaussée et audessus des murs d'un Jeu de Paulme a dedans. Extracted. In old marbled wrappers. Some marginal chipping, not approaching plate marks. Engravings fresh and clean 9 engraved plates by Benard after Lucotte. 2 pp. explanatory text. 9 vols. Folio [Attributes: Soft Cover]
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