52 volumes Grande encyclopédie d'Yverdon de Félice - 1775

52 volumes Grande encyclopédie d'Yverdon de Félice - 1775
Historia, Tiede (yleinen) - Lukumäärä: 310 - Rajoitettu painos - Kirja

Grande encyclopedie d'Yverdon, 1775.

Directed by Fortunato Bartolomeo De Felice and published between 1770 and 1780.

10 volumes of plates (1200 intaglio engravings).

42 volumes of texts.

Set of 52 quarto volumes.

Being about 32,000 pages and 70,000 articles.

Print run: between 2,500 and 3,000 copies.

Note: six volumes of text supplements are missing, but this does not make this series incomplete as the supplements were published later.

It is important to point out that this encyclopaedia had remained bound (untrimmed) in interim paperboard bindings.
The paperboard bindings being excessively affected by age have been replaced while scrupulously respecting their original design.

Labels on old paper with a print similar to the previous ones.

Handmade paper for the spines, covers adorned with the circle symbol which is significant in Protestant culture.

The book blocks have not been trimmed and have been left with full margins.
Moreover, they have not been re-bound, so the set has remained in its original condition.

Complete of all of the engravings (1,200).

A well-preserved set, some browned pages, some rare and inevitable wormholes (very few and marginal). The set of works has otherwise remained predominantly in lovely condition, fresh, lovely copies of this encyclopedia which was the great competitor (and the only one!) of the one by Diderot and d'Alembert

And much rarer because only 2,500 copies were published.


This lot comes from the complete stock of a bookstore specialised in antique books that closed 15 years ago.

 Each lot contains a part of the books stored on the shelves. The titles of the books are visible on the shelves thanks to photos of their spines. All the books on the shelves have been dusted and have a waxed binding. Due to the extremely large number of books to deal with, we can only show a few examples of title pages and descriptions for a small selection of books. Some lots have boxes containing books whose contents we cannot show in full. These are generally good books dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries, in all fields of knowledge or science. The condition of each book ranges from fair to very good.

A great opportunity for an exceptional set built up over 30 years. Each lot contains many books that have become rare or totally impossible to find, as well as many nice surprises. These books have never been offered for sale on the internet.

IMPORTANT: no shipments for these lots, to be picked-up on site only, Montauban, France. If you want to arrange transport by a carrier, please contact the seller (the best thing is to do so during the sale).

It is possible to set up an appointment and to see the books while they are being offered for sale, on site in Montauban, France. For additional information about this lot or to set up an appointment: contact the seller or contact our expert k.salchli@catawiki.nl

[Lot 18]

Kohteen tiedot
Kirjojen lukumäärä
Historia, Tiede (yleinen)
Kirjan nimi
52 volumes Grande encyclopédie d'Yverdon de Félice
Erittäin hyvä
Vanhimman kohteen julkaisuvuosi
1. painos
Alkuperäinen kieli
Rajoitettu painos
28×21 cm
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