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52 Weeks of Historical How-To’s, Week 19: Diderot’s Encyclopédie and the art of making paper

This week’s blog focuses upon one of the greatest works of the Enlightenment and 18th century – the Encyclopédie of Denis Diderot and Jean d’Alembert. In scope nothing like it had been previously planned. Based upon the Cyclopaedia of Ephraim Chambers, this was the first encyclopaedia to include items from many contributors (Diderot and d’Alembert…

6 March 2014How-To's Rare Book Collection