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Diderot's and d'Alembert's encylopédie: The plates

Subjects: French

The plates

There are 2,885 plates in 11 volumes.  The plates were never banned and became a cash-cow  enabling further copies of the text to be published. 

The plates though were themselves not without controversy.  They were based on a project by the French Academy of Sciences and there were accusations of plagiarism.

The volumes of plates follow on from the Panckoucke edition of the Encyclopédie on the lower shelf.


Werner, Stephen Blueprint: a study of Diderot and the Encyclopédie plates  Summa Publications, 1993  VE.2.WER

Table alphabétique des matières

Index to the plates in Vol. 11 of the volumes of plates