DIDEROT'S GREAT ENCYCLOPAEDIA COMPLETE 45 VOLUMES IN FULL CALF
DIDEROT, Denis. D’ALEMBERT, Jean Baptiste ~ Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers.
Geneve: Chez Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1778-1781
45 volume set, 10.25 inches tall. The 36 volumes of Encyclopaedia and 6 volumes of Table (index) are uniformly bound in full 18th century speckled calf with gilt raised bands, twin labels, handsome gilt tooling to the panels and pink edges. These 42 volumes are in excellent condition with no splitting or loss. The 3 volumes of plates with their 437 plates (including 125 folding) have very worn, though firm, full speckled calf bindings, though the plates are all clean with good wide margins. With the book plate of Le Mis.de Champagne-Giffart. This is the first Quarto edition of Diderot's great Encyclopaedia. It is difficult to find such a complete set including the 6 volumes of Table in such good condition. The first illustration shows the first and last 3 volumes of the 36 volumes of Encyclopaedia and are representative of the superb condition of all of them.