- Paris: Bibliotheque Nationale, 1951.
- sewn, stiff paper wrappers.
- xix, 148 pages, with an additional 8 pages of plates.
Price: $30.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 50173
Catalogue for an exhibition sponsored by the Bibliotheque Nationale for the 200th centenary of Diderot's Encyclopedia. Besterman 1632. 589 consecutively numbered items in six broad divisions: Precursors, Editors, Collaborators, The Work, Defenders and Adversaries, and Influence, followed by a section of "documentation iconographique" for the era. Many subdivisions by topic or person. 8 pages of black-and-white plates. With a list of institutions and persons contributing items to the exhibition, a "Chronologie du Mouvement Encyclopédiste," a bibliography of references, and a table of contents. Wrappers soiled, worn, chipped. Front cover starting to detach, with a small tear on fore-edge. The binding is loose between pp.124 and 125.