This is the 16th volume (GEO-HAI) of the Chez Pellet 1778 Nouvelle Édition of Diderot and D’Alembert’s “Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers”, with all text in french.
The original calf cover (app. 10.25″ x 8″), has scuffs, areas of missing color to the back, wear to the ends of the spine and fade to the gilt lettering and decoration. It is securely attached at the spine, though there is surface cracking at the front hinge.
The front cover is not in imminent danger of separation. The spine, with five raised bands, is straight. The lettering, though faded, is legible. The inside (904 numbered pages) is very good.
The marbled inside cover spreads are clean and unfaded, with no stamps or other attachments there or elsewhere. There are recurrent spot stains and foxed areas, but the pages are, overall, unusually clean, with no fade to the lettering, no substantial stains, no notable tears and few creases.
The binding is tight throughout, with no loose or missing pages.
The accompanying photos are of this copy.
Shipping | Shipping is gratis via media mail within the US.International buyers should note this would be sent priority insured, with a shipping charge of $85.00. If bought in conjunction with Volume XVII, the combined international shipping charge would be $100.00.