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Book Number 4502 
Author Denis Diderot 
Title From Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers-carriages and wheels 
Date c. 1751  
Publisher Braisson, David, Le Breton, Durand  
Place of Publication Paris  
Volume Information  
Cover Loose.  
Size Folio, loose.  
Condition A very good example, plates clean. 
Translation Info  
Notes The portion of the encyclopedia containing information on carpentry of carriages and wheels. Contains 39 plates, missing plate 1 from the wheelwright section. Diderot’s Encyclopédie is an important and influential document of the Enlightenment. It was innovative in several respects. Among other things, it was the first encyclopedia to include contributions from many named contributors, and it was the first general encyclopedia to lavish attention on the mechanical arts. Still, the Encyclopédie is famous above all for representing the thought of the Enlightenment. According to Denis Diderot in the article \"Encyclopédie\", the Encyclopédie\'s aim was \"to change the way people think\".He wanted to incorporate all of the world\'s knowledge into the Encyclopédie and hoped that the text could disseminate all this information to the public and future generations.  
Price (US$) 375  
Short Description Book Crafts & Trades; Book Sports Horse; Book Transportation General;  
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