8.0255 Q: D'Alembert preface needed (1/18)

Wed, 12 Oct 1994 23:22:36 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0255. Wednesday, 12 Oct 1994.

Date: Tue, 11 Oct 94 19:46:02 PDT
From: Paul Brians <BRIANS@WSUVM1>
Subject: D'Alembert preface to Encyclopedie needed in French--quick!

I'm trying to put the final touches on a set of readings for a class
and had planned to use a short excerpt from the D'Alembert preface to
the Diderot Encyclopedie, but the publishers of our translation wanted
absurdly big bucks so we decided to make our own translation, only to
find that our library seems to lack a copy of the piece in French.

I'm looking for a good Samaritan out there who would be willing to
locate the passage and fax us the relevant pages. In return you'd get
a copy of our translation, free to use as you see fit and our eternal

There's no time left for an Interlibrary Loan, helas! But if you know
of an unexpected place in which we might find the text in our own
library, let me know. The Washington State University catalogue is
available via Gopher and is very easy to use (it's called Cougalog).
The selection is about two or three pages long.

Paul Brians, Washington State University, brians@wsuvm1.csc.wsu.edu