6003. Ancient Oriental and Asian Alphabets 1763

OLD ORIENTAL AND ASIAN ALPHABETS FROM DIDEROT'S "ENCYCLOPÈDIE". Caracteres et alphabets de langues mortes et vivantes. (Paris, Robert Bénard, 1763).
Folio (385x260 mm.). 1-17, (1 blank) pp. 25 engraved plates (all, minor foxing, plate XXIV-XXV with traces of red ink, text partly foxed).

(From the same work).Ecriture. (probably Paris, Robert Bénard, 1763).
Folio (385x260 mm). 1-16 pp. 16 engraved plates (all, minor foxing).
Later (19th century) worn paper boards, blank scraped spine, red edges. Old library stamp and annotation on first endpaper.

The first 25 plates from Diderot's "Encyclopédie" showing the "Characteres and Alphabets of Dead and Living Languages", for example Arabic, Ethiopian, Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Tamil, Japanese, Chinese.
The second work is on calligraphy.

From the library of Sven Höglind.