Collection of Plates by Benard Direxit, Relevant to Rope-Making

Direxit, Benard; [Diderot, Denis]

Published by c. late-18th century
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Title: Collection of Plates by Benard Direxit, ...

Publisher: c. late-18th century

Book Condition: Near Fine

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Collection of 13 copper-engraved plates by Benard Direxit, relevant to rope-making, likely from Diderot's Encyclopedie. Loose leaves are about 9-by-12 inches (plates numbered 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37) and 18-by-12 inches (numbered 34, 91), and all are labeled "Marine" at the bottom. Includes scenes of men fashioning ropes and pulley systems, numbered figures, and with two botanical plates showing the controversial weed that hemp rope is made from. Near fine, with some light wrinkling and dust-soiling along the edges. Suitable for display. Bookseller Inventory # D4821

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