Paulmerie Tennis Engravings by Diderot.

Paulmerie Tennis Engravings by Diderot.

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Antique Tennis Engravings, Paulmerie, Denis Diderot.
A set of rare 18th Century French Paulmerie from the 'Encyclopedia' by Denis Diderot, engraved by Robert Benard. The nine plates are of real tennis rackets, how they are made, tools used and details of the court, there is also a mention on billiards. The nine plates are newly framed with a page containing text fixed to the rear of one of the frames. The engravings are in excellent condition, published circa 1770.
Each plate is subtitled.

PL I, Paulmerie, Jeu de Paulme et construction de la Racquette.
PL II, Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme.
PL III, Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme.
PL IV, Paulmerie, Instrumens de Paulme et de Billard.
PL V, Paulmerie, Salle de Billard et Instrumens de Billard.
PL VI, Paulmerie, Plan au Rez de Chaufsee d'un Jeu de Paulme quarre et Salle de Billard.
PL VII, Paulmerie, Plan audefsus des murs du Jeu de Paulme quarre.
PL VIII, Paulmerie, Coupes du Jeu de Paulme quarre.
PL IX, Paulmerie, Plans au Rez de Chaussee et audessus des murs d'un Jeu de Paulme a dedans.

Dimensions:

Height 32 cm / 12 1932"
Width 20.5 cm / 8 332"
Framed Height 48 cm / 18 2932"
Framed Width 34.5 cm / 13 1932"
Year

Published 1767

Exhibitions
Carpe Diem

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