Paris, ca. 1770. 10 x 15 1/2. 17 pages of text followed by 25 engraved plates. Recent cloth. A few inconsequential spots, margins a bit toned, very good. Item #16048
The exotic alphabet section from the great Encyclopédie, ou Dictionnaire Raisonné des Sciences, des Arts et des Métiers. The 25 fine plates after designs by Goussier, and the Oriental alphabets by Hautesrayes, were engraved mostly by Niodot. Over 40 languages, grouped by families. Text gives history, derivation, pronunciation, and other linguistic details.