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Diderot Collection

Background imageDiderot Collection: Beekeeping / Diderot

Beekeeping / Diderot
Various procedures of apiculture

Background imageDiderot Collection: Diderot / Title Page / 1751

Diderot / Title Page / 1751
The title page

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century surgical equipment

18th century surgical equipment
Bone saw 1, pincers 2, 3, scissors 4, lead mallet 5 and hook for childbirth 6. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageDiderot Collection: Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving

Workshop handmade candles. 18th century. Engraving in Encyclopedie by Diderot et d Alembert. Engraving

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Oval

Denis Diderot / Oval
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopaedist and philosopher

Background imageDiderot Collection: Quadrant / Diderot / 1760

Quadrant / Diderot / 1760
An astronomical quadrant

Background imageDiderot Collection: Fouberts surgical operation to remove a bladder stone

Fouberts surgical operation to remove a bladder stone: Mr Fouberts scalpel 1, flexible canula 2 and mark on the perineum for the external incision

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century tweezers and speculum for obstetrics

18th century tweezers and speculum for obstetrics
Wire-knot tweezers for obstetrics 1, 2, use of the wire-knot tweezer to remove an uterine polyp 3, tweezers and speculum invented by Andre Levret 4, 5

Background imageDiderot Collection: Examples of 18th century bandages, tongs and sutures

Examples of 18th century bandages, tongs and sutures
Examples of 18th century bandages 1, bec-de-corbin tongs 2, bec-de-canne tongs 4, bullet-remover tongs 4, and various sutures 5-11

Background imageDiderot Collection: Surgical instruments to remove foreign bodies

Surgical instruments to remove foreign bodies from the esophagus 1-3, encysted stone in the bladder 4 and a hernia in the bowel 5

Background imageDiderot Collection: Surgical equipment including machines for

Surgical equipment including machines for
Surgical equipment including a machine for complex bone fractures 3-9, and machine for a dislocated arm 10, 11. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century surgical knee pad and dislocation machine

18th century surgical knee pad and dislocation machine
18th century surgical knee pad in place on a leg 1, Jean Louis Petits machine for dislocated joints 2-5. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century knee pad 1, slipper 2, winch 3 and key 4

18th century knee pad 1, slipper 2, winch 3 and key 4. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century sutures, tourniquet, syringe and bandages

18th century sutures, tourniquet, syringe and bandages
18th century sutures 1, 2, tourniquet 3, Dominique Anels fine-pointed syringe 4, siphon 5, injection tubes 6-9, 18-sheet bandage for complex fractures 10 and graded compress 11

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century lacrimal gland operation and surgical equipment

18th century lacrimal gland operation and surgical equipment
18th century lacrimal gland operation 6, and dental surgical equipment: silver spoon to cover the eye 1, cauterizing funnel 2 and cauterizer 3, bone perforator 4, teeth scaler 5, probe 7, splints 8

Background imageDiderot Collection: Eye surgery, 18th century

Eye surgery, 18th century
Lacrimal gland conditions 1, 2, bandages for lacrimal gland swelling 3, and cataract surgery 4, 5, 18th century. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet

Background imageDiderot Collection: Jean Louis Petits machine to compress

Jean Louis Petits machine to compress the femoral artery during amputation of the thigh 1, and bandages 2, aneurysm needle 3 and scissors 4

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw-type

18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw-type
18th century surgeon Jean Louis Petits screw tourniquet for compressing blood vessels: tourniquet device 1, double band to adjust the tourniquet 2, compress in chamois leather 3 and ball bearing 4

Background imageDiderot Collection: 18th century surgeon performing a trepanning

18th century surgeon performing a trepanning operation on a mans head, with various surgical equipment: Jean Louis Petits lever 2, trestle 3, Valets pincers 4, cauterizers 5-8, round plaque 9

Background imageDiderot Collection: Liver, duodenum, pancreas, and other organs

Liver, duodenum, pancreas, and other organs of the lower abdomen after Albrecht von Haller. Copperplate engraving by Robert Benard from Denis Diderots Encyclopedia, Pellet, Geneva, 1779

Background imageDiderot Collection: Surgical chairs and instruments for a bladder

Surgical chairs and instruments for a bladder
Surgical chairs with patients held in place for a bladder stone operation through the groin, Plate 12. Surgical instruments including dilators 1-3, curette 6 and hook curette 7, Plate 11

Background imageDiderot Collection: Fencing positions and equipment

Fencing positions and equipment
Sword and cloak versus sword and lantern, defensive guard of small and broad swords, and weapons, breastplate, mask, glove

Background imageDiderot Collection: MAKING PARCHMENT / DIDEROT

MAKING PARCHMENT / DIDEROT
Manufacturing parchment Date: circa 1760

Background imageDiderot Collection: Ancient Footwear / Diderot

Ancient Footwear / Diderot
A selection of ancient and not so ancient footwear including various styles of sandal (possibly Greek & Roman), also over-shoes & what looks like a shoe of the C16th (fig.25)

Background imageDiderot Collection: Bookbinding / Diderot

Bookbinding / Diderot
The interior of a French book binding establishment : preparing the leather, sewing the gatherings, making the boards, pressing the volumes. Date: circa 1760

Background imageDiderot Collection: Lecture by Diderot

Lecture by Diderot
DENIS DIDEROT reads a paper to a circle of friends Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Chandlery. 18th Century. Encyclopedie Diderot et d Alember

Chandlery. 18th Century. Encyclopedie Diderot et d Alembert. Engraving

Background imageDiderot Collection: Diderot, Denis (1713-1784)

Diderot, Denis (1713-1784). French writer and philosopher. The tertulia of Diderot. Colored engraving of The Artistic Illustration, 1888

Background imageDiderot Collection: Workshop dedicated to handcrafting the paperboard. Pulping a

Workshop dedicated to handcrafting the paperboard. Pulping and pressing. 18th Century. Encyclopedie Diderot et d Alembert. Colored engraving

Background imageDiderot Collection: Workshop handmade candles

Workshop handmade candles. Engraving of the eighteenth century in the Encyclopedie Diderot et d Alembert. Colored

Background imageDiderot Collection: Engravers Tools, Diderot

Engravers Tools, Diderot
The tools of the copperplate engraver. Date: circa 1760

Background imageDiderot Collection: D alembert (Jollain)

D alembert (Jollain)
JEAN LE ROND D ALEMBERT French scientist, mathematician and philosopher; collaborated with Diderot on the Encyclopedie Date: 1717 - 1783

Background imageDiderot Collection: D ALEMBERT (ANON)

D ALEMBERT (ANON)
JEAN LE ROND D ALEMBERT French scientist, mathematician and philosopher; collaborated with Diderot on the Encyclopedie Date: 1717 - 1783

Background imageDiderot Collection: D alembert (Beranger)

D alembert (Beranger)
JEAN LE ROND D ALEMBERT French scientist, mathematician and philosopher; collaborated with Diderot on the Encyclopedie Date: 1717 - 1783

Background imageDiderot Collection: Diderot (Beranger)

Diderot (Beranger)
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopedist and philosopher, depicted at work on his magnificent Encyclopedie Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Anon

Denis Diderot / Anon
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopaedist and philosopher Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Ryder

Denis Diderot / Ryder
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopaedist and philosopher Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Cochin

Denis Diderot / Cochin
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopaedist and philosopher who worked as a teacher and a translator Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Oval Pic

Denis Diderot / Oval Pic
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopedist and philosopher who worked as a teacher and a translator. Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot / Deveria

Denis Diderot / Deveria
DENIS DIDEROT French encyclopedist and philosopher who worked as a teacher and a translator. Sitting at his desk writing with a quill pen. Date: 1713 - 1784

Background imageDiderot Collection: Sugar Plantation / Diderot

Sugar Plantation / Diderot
Showing the function and layout of a sugar plantation in the French West Indies Date: circa 1760

Background imageDiderot Collection: Weaving, Diderot

Weaving, Diderot
Hand-loom weaving in 18th century France Date: 1772

Background imageDiderot Collection: Diderot / Page from Index

Diderot / Page from Index
A page from the index Date: first published 1751

Background imageDiderot Collection: Diderot Cheese Making

Diderot Cheese Making
Manufacturing Auvergne cheese - various processes Date: circa 1760

Background imageDiderot Collection: Encyclopedia. Forges

Encyclopedia. Forges
Encyclop餩 e by Denis Diderot and Jean D Alembert (1751). Mineral extraction and transport. Etching. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Barcelona. Biblioteca de Catalunya (National Library of Catalonia)

Background imageDiderot Collection: DIDEROT Denis. L Encyclop餩e

DIDEROT Denis. L Encyclop餩e
DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784). French erudite writer and philosopher. L Encyclop餩 e. Preliminary speech of the publishers. SPAIN. CATALONIA. Barcelona

Background imageDiderot Collection: Denis Diderot

Denis Diderot
DIDEROT, Denis (1713-1784). French erudite writer and philosopher. La p貥 de famille. Last scene. Watercolor painting by Ziesenis

Background imageDiderot Collection: Paper factory. Paper cutting. Lllustration from

Paper factory. Paper cutting. Lllustration from
" Paper factory. Paper cutting. Lllustration from " Encyclopedia" (1751), directed by D Alembert and Diderot. Engraving."



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