Birmingham, Alabama: Summa Publications, 1993. Octavo. Item #027971
159 pages, bibliography, notes, illustrations. A scholarly examination on the continuing importance of Diderot's plates. While the work of Richard N. Schwab and Walter E. Rex are foundational, Werner has added to the issue of how the plates were published and the order in which they were put together. He also has stressed how modern scholars recognize the plates which were at least produced in Dover's edition edited by C.C. Gillespie. The Abrams version also was useful but each only approximated the order of the plates. The edition of Jacquest Proust in 1985 emphasized the plates as commentaries. This work was the result of a major conference to be held at UCLA with Professor Robert Shackleton who unfortunately passed away before it could be set up and the current work helps add to our understanding. A very good copy bound in light blue cloth lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering black, previous owner’s name (blacked out) and inscription.