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Author Name:    TURNER, A.J. LENOIR, Etienne)

Title:   From Pleasure and Profit to Science and Security : Etienne Lenoir and the transformation of precision instrument-making in France, 1760-1830

Publisher:    Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge, 1989, ISBN:0906271053 

Seller ID:   101601

(LENOIR, Etienne). TURNER, A.J. From Pleasure and Profit to Science and Security : Etienne Lenoir and the transformation of precision instrument-making in France, 1760-1830. Cambridge: The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, (1989). First Printing. Pp. (6),1-107,(3). Illustrated in black and white. 4to, decorated white card covers with black lettering to front and spine. Contents: Part I: In General: 1. The Mid-century Background and the Search for Change; 2. Opportunities of the Revolution and the New Establishment. Part II: Entr'acte: instruments signed 'Lenoir', a pictorial survey. Part III: In Particular: Etienne Lenoir: 3. Origins and early Life; 4. Borda circles and lighthouse lights (pp. 51-60); 5. Revolution and the metric system; 6. 'Meilleur artiste'. With the following appendices: I. Law concerning new weights and measures, 18 Germinal an III (7 April 1795); II. Members of the Association of Instrument-makers of the Cloître Notre Dame, 1794; III. The Workshops of Lenoir, Fortin and Fourché in 1793; IV. Bills rendered by Lenoir to the Agence Temporaire des Poids et Mesures; V. Notice Explicative de M Lenoir fils, ... Sur les produits nouveaux de son établissement présentés à l'Exposition de 1823; VI. Addresses of Etienne and Paul-Etienne Lenoir. With bibliography. Very good. 30.00


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