CROSLAND, Maurice. Heinemann Books on the History of Science.
Title: Society of Arcueil : A View of French Science at the Time of Napoleon I. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Heinemann, London, 1967,
Seller ID: 111415
CROSLAND, Maurice. The Society of Arcueil : A View of French Science at theTime of Napoleon I. London: Heinemann, (1967). First Printing. Pp. (4),v-x x,1-514. 8vo, green cloth with silver lettering to spine. A volume in the Heinemann Books on the History of Science series. General Editor: A.C. Crombie. "France enjoyed a period of extraordinary scientific activity at the time of Napoleon Bonaparte and, although his patronage produced few great works of art or literature, it did help to give birth to a body which contained a unique concentration of scientific talent -- the Society of Arcueil. The founders of this remarkable group, Berthollet and Laplace, were friends of the Emperor and had grown wealthy in his service. In their country housesat Arcueil they provided hospitality, advice and laboratory facilities to some of the ablest French scientists of their day. Gay-Lussac, Humbolt, Arago and Chaptal were amongst the eminent men who gathered at Arcueil to discuss their work and they created in this little village on the outskirts of Paris a centre for scientific experiment and debate which won internationalrenown." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Napoleon Bonaparte and Scienc e; 2. The Men of Arcueil; 3; The Organization of Science in France at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century; 4. Scientific Institutions for Teachingand Research in Early Nineteenth-century France; 5. The Origins of the Soc iety of Arcueil; 6. The Activities of the Society of Arcueil; 7. The 'Mémoires' ofthe Society of Arcueil; 8. Arcueil: The Last Phase (1814-1822); 9. The Influence of Former Members of the Society of Arcueil on Nineteenth-century Science. Bookplate inside front cover, else very good in nicked dustjacket. 35.00