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1 Académie des sciences (France). Histoire & Prestige de l’Académie des Sciences 1666-1966.
Paris: Musées du Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, (1966). 1966 
8vo. 262 pp. Figs. Printed wrappers. Good. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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2 Association des Historiens Modernistes des Universités (France). La Science à l’Époque Moderne. Actes du Colloque de 1996. Bulletin no. 21.
Paris: Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 1998. 1998 
8vo. 127 pp. Figs. Printed wrappers. Fine. Contents: Présentation de Yves-Marie Bercé. / Bruno Belhoste, représentation de l'espace et géométrie de Dürer à Monge. / Aude Le Dividich, l'enseignement des mathématiques en France au XVIIe siècle (1600-1670). / Jacques Dupäquier, la naissance de la démographie. / Eric Brian, ce que l'histoire des sciences peut apprendre de l'histoire. le cas de l'Académie royale des Sciences à l'époque moderne. / Simone Mazauric, le mouvement académique parisien du premier dix-septième siècle et la constitution de la science moderne. / Pascal Briost, les origines de la Société royale de Londres. 
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3 Colloque Internationale De Royaumont. La Science Au Seizième Siècle: Colloque Internationale De Royaumont 1-4 Juillet 1957. Series: Histoire De La Pensee: École Pratique Des Hautes Études, Sorbonne, II.
Paris: Hermann, 1960. 1960 
8vo. 344 pp. Figs., index. Printed wrappers; rubbed. Good. Contains 18 essays in French, by Michel, Vallicrosa, Ronchi, Koyré, Hartner, I. B. Cohen, Hooykaas, et al. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 CONDORCET, Marie-Jean-Antoine-Nicolas Caritat de (1743-1794). Eloges des Académiciens de l’Académie Royale des Science morts depuis 1666, jusqu’en 1699.
Paris: A. Lahure, 1968. 1968 
[Facsimile of the original 1773 edition]. Sm. 8vo. 168 pp. Plain white wrappers, spine title. Very good. Condorcet was secretary to the Paris Academy of Sciences. “His ideas and writings were said to embody the ideals of the Age of Enlightenment and rationalism, and remain influential to this day. He died a mysterious death in prison after a period of being a fugitive from French Revolutionary authorities.” – Wikipedia. 
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5 CONSTABEL, Pierre; Charles BEDEL; Pierre HUARD; Yves LAISSUS; Jean TORLAIS; Roger HAHN; & Ren TATON. [Series title]: Enseignement et diffusion des sciences en France au XVIIIe sicle. [Each part with a different title]: Enseignement classique au XVIIIe sicle Collge et Universits, [1]. Mdecine et Pharmacie au XVIIIe sicle, [2]. Le Jardin du Roi et le Collge royal au XVIIIe sicle, [3]. coles Techniques et Militaires au XVIIIe sicle, [4-5]. La Curiosit scientifique au XVIIIe sicle, [6].
Paris: Hermann, (1986). 
Sm. 8vo. In all: 712 pp. Illus. Color printed wrappers. This is Roger Hahns set (one of the contributing authors). ISBN: 2705659945 
Price: 160.00 USD
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6 CROSLAND, Maurice. Science Under Control: The French Academy of Sciences 1795-1914.
Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, (1992). 0521413737 / 9780521413732 
8vo. xvii, 454 pp. 11 tables, 3 figures, indices. Gray paper-backed boards, silver-stamped spine, dust-jacket. Near fine in fine jacket. ISBN: 0521413737 
Price: 90.00 USD
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7 DEMEULENAERE-DOUYÈRE, Christiane; David J. STURDY (eds.). L’enquête du régent, 1716-1718: sciences, techniques et politique dans la France pré-industrielle.
Paris: Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2008. 2008 2503528171 / 9782503528175 
Series: De diversis artibus, tome 83. 8vo. 1018 pp. 19 figs., index. Printed boards. Fine. Scarce. ISBN: 9782503528175 2503528171 “Christiane Demeulenaere-Douyère and David J. Sturdy have brought together a wonderful collection of primary sources that sheds light on a large number of topics pertaining to the history of science, political history of the Regency and early eighteenth-century economic history. It should be part of any university library that caters to readers of French. Ably edited, clearly presented and including nineteen pages of color illustrations, this work is a worthy addition (it is volume 46) to the Collection of Studies from the International Academy of the History of Science edited by Emmanuel Poulle and Robert Halleux…. As should be expected, the reports vary in quantity and quality. Some go into great detail on commercial matters (Bordeaux) or pay particular attention to agriculture (Dijon, Languedoc). Others are fragmentary (Aix-en-Provence, Maubeuge, Moulins) or include a great deal of specific information about individuals (Paris); the labor process (Amiens, Lyon) or mining (Grenoble, Navarre, Tours). In some places, Réaumur played a greater role in prodding the intendants for more information (Moulins, Languedoc) or in asking specific questions from the start (Amiens). Some reports seem somewhat fanciful or just plain unreliable. In short, the level of detail, the subjects treated, and the implications of the questions both asked and answered varied widely, but there is literally something for almost everyone interested in these themes and this period somewhere in this volume.” - Jeff Horn, book review, The Society for French Historical Studies, vol. 9, (2009), pp. 174-175. 
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8 FATIO, Olivier. Les églises face aux sciences: du Moyen Age au XXe siècle: actes du Colloque de la Commission Internationale d’Histoire Ecclésiastique comparée tenu á Genève en Aout 1989.
Genève: Libr. Droz, 1991. 1991 
Series: Histoire de idées et critique littéraire, vol. 300. 8vo. 176 pp. Index. White printed wrappers. Ownership ink signature of David C. Lindberg. Very good. 
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9 France. Ministère de l'éducation nationale. La Science Française.
Paris: Ministère de l'instruction publique et des beaux-arts, 1915. 1915 
At head of title: Exposition universelle et internationale de San Francisco. [Volume one of two only]. 8vo. 396 pp. Plates. Original printed wrappers; some browning to covers (exposure or dust). Very good. 
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10 GEISON, Gerald Lynn. (editor) (1943-2001). Professions and the French State, 1700-1900.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1984). 1984 0812279123 / 9780812279122 
Dedicated to Charles Coulston Gillispie. 8vo. x, 319 pp. Index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket worn. Very good. Geison was in the History of Science program at Princeton. The contributors include: John H. Weiss, Robert Fox, Toby Gelfand, Jan Goldstein, Matthew Ramsey. Geison contributed 20 articles for the DSB. ISBN: 0812279123 
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11 GILLISPIE, Charles Coulston (1918-). Science and Polity in France: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Years.
Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, (2004). 2004 0691115419 / 9780691115412 
8vo. viii, 751 pp. Cloth, dust-jacket. Bottom edge rubber stamped: “Examination Copy – not for resale.” Near fine. ISBN: 0691115419 
Price: 75.00 USD
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12 GILLISPIE, Charles Coulston. Science and Polity in France: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Years.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, (2004). 0691115419 / 9780691115412 
Thick 8vo. viii, 751 pp. Bibliography, index. Blue cloth, silver-stamped spine, dust-jacket. Bookplate. Fine. ISBN: 0691115419 
Price: 80.00 USD
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13 MERCIER, Raoul (1871-). Le Monde Médical de Touraine sous la Révolution.
Tours: Arrault et Cie, 1936. 1936 
8vo. viii, 400 pp. Illus. Printed wrappers. Very good. 
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14 PASSY, Louis Paulin, 1830-1913. Histoire de la Société Nationale d’Agriculture de France. Tome premier 1761-1793.
Paris: Félix Alcan, 1912. 1912 
8vo. viii, 475 pp. Plates. Original mustard printed wrappers; spine split. As is. RARE. No later volume was ever published (based on checking for a volume II – none are located in Europe or America). On the history of eighteenth century agriculture in France. 
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15 PINET, Gaston. Histoire de l’Ecole Polytechnique. Illustration de H. Dupray. Gravure de H. Thiriat.
Paris: Baudry & Cie, 1887. 1887 
4to. xx, 500 pp. 16 engraved plates (incl. color frontispiece); Henry-Louis Dupray (1841-1909). Original printed wrappers; disbound. As is. Complete. 
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16 POIRIER, Jean-Pierre. Histoire des Femmes de Science en France, du moyen âge à la Révolution.
Paris: Pygmalion, (2002). 2002 2857047894 / 9782857047896 
8vo. 410 pp. Printed wrappers; creased. Very good. ISBN: 2857047894 
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17 POUCHET, Georges (1833-1894). Les Sciences Pendant la Terreur d’après les documents du temps et les pièces des archives nationales.
Paris: Au siège de la Société, 1896. 1896 
Series: Société de l'histoire de la révolution française. 8vo. 60 pp. Original pale green printed wrappers; first signature and cover off. Good. Charles Henri Georges Pouchet (1833–1894) was a French naturalist and anatomist chief of anatomical works at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle in Paris. Scarce. 
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18 ROGER, Jacques (1920-1990). Les Sciences de la Vie dans la pensée française du XVIIIe siècle.
Paris: Armand Colin, 1963. 1963 
Thick 8vo. [iv], 842 pp. Index; penciling (through p. 17) by L. Pearce Williams. Original printed wrappers; foot of spine minor repairs, a couple of minor stains to cover, prominent dent throughout much of the volume, otherwise very good. Jacques Roger had an original path in academia, escaping “the bipartition of the history of science between scientists and philosophers.” Not being a historian by training, he has nevertheless helped to introduce the historical method in the field of history of science. He was Dean of the University of Tours, and became a professor of history of science at the University of Paris (1970). See: Phillip R. Sloan (1991). “Praise: Jacques Roger, 24 October 1920 to 26 March 1990,” ISIS, vol. 82 (4): pp. 691-693. 
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19 SALOMON-BAYET, Claire (1932-). L’Institution de la Science et l’Expérience du Vivant.
Paris: Flammarion, 1978. 1978 Signed
8vo. 464 pp. Index. Printed wrappers. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR TO ROGER HAHN. Very good. Claire Salomon-Bayet, philosopher, professor emeritus of the Sorbonne; she is a specialist on Rousseau, Pasteur and Cournot. Earned the Pictet Medal of Society of Physics and Natural History of Geneva (2006). 
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20 SIMON, Jules (1814-1896). Une Acadmie sous le Directoire.
Paris: Calmann Lvy, 1885. 
8vo. 472, [1] pp. Foxed throughout. Nineteenth century quarter dark brown morocco, raised bands, gilt spine title, marbled boards; edges rubbed. Very good. RARE. Bookplate of Roger Hahn. Scarce. Simon offers an opinion on the influence of the Classe des sciences morales et politiques and of other classes in the same period of the Institut National. See: Martin S. Staum, Minervas Message, (1996), p. 222; Patrick Joyce, Social in Question, (2012); Robert Wokler, Bryan Garsten, Rousseau, the Age of Enlightenment, and Their Legacies, (2012), p. 336. 
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