Paris, Ministère de l'Instruction publique et des Beaux-Arts, 1915. Two volumes of which this is the First. 396 pages. Text in French. Some foxing, otherwise in good condition.
Issued by the Ministry of Public Instruction in connection with the World's Fair held in San Francisco in 1915 to expose current developments in science and literature in France. First volume contains 15 chapters each dedicated to a specific scientific or scholarly discipline, written by a French expert in the field, e.g. Philosophy by Henri Bergson, Sociology by Emile Durkheim, Mathematics by Paul Appell, Mineralogy by Alfred Lacroix, Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Medical Sciences etc. The second volume contains 19 chapters covering Egyptology (G. Maspero), Archeology, Linguistics, Philosophy, Literature, Law etc. Each chapter contains a description of the developments in the field and ends with an extensive bibliography of French writings. Numerous portraits and b&w photographs of French scientists.