"The greatest encyclopaedia of science," as Horblit states in One Hundred Books Famous in Science, "which had widespread effect in establishing uniformity of terminology, concept, and procedure in all fields of science and technology." However, the 35-volume Encyclopédie, the greatest monument of the enlightenment, was equally much a social testament, described in Printing and the Mind of Man as "a prime motive force in undermining the Ancien regime and in heralding the French revolution; a permanent source for all aspects of eighteenth-century civilisation." The greater number of the 71,818 articles were written by Diderot and D'Alembert, followed by Baron d'Holbach, who contributed about 400 articles. Among other contributors were Rousseau, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Buffon, Marmontel, Condorcet, Necker, and Turgot. The first seven volumes of text were published in Paris under a royal privilege. After this was withdrawn in 1759, printing continued cladestinely and the remaining ten volumes were issued under the false imprint of Samuel Faulche, Neuchâtel. The plates, not being considered subversive, were published in Paris and form a panoramic view of arts, trades and sciences in the making. Grolier/Horblit 25b; Norman 637; PMM 200.