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Category (archive title) Jean Diderot

Jean Diderot

This chapter on Bookbinding is from Diderot's Encyclopedie, published over the course of more than twenty years (1751-1777): BOOKBINDING Containing 6 Plates The top of this Plate depicts a bindery, where several binders are occupied , one in a , in beating the swell; another b, called a sewer , sewing a book ; a third in c, trimming the edges in the lying press, another in d, closing the wide press : the rest of the bindery employed in various bookbinding steps. fig. 1. beating marble . A, the marble. B, the block. 2. block of the beating marble. A A, notch. 3. the beating hammer. A , the head. B, the handle. 4. sewing bench . A A,…

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