[SCIENCES]. Discours prononcé dans l'assemblée des messieurs de la Société des Sciences de Marseille le 6 aout 1740.
Marseille, s.n., 1740.
Folio (335x220 mm), (8) pages. binding : Leaves bound by two link in green silk. Foldings, Paper partially browned, worn on the last page.
Transcript of a Speech delivered at the assembly of gentlemen of the Société des Sciences de Marseille on August 6, 1740
At the beginning of the eighteenth century two projects of a foundation of a Marseille Academy clashed, the first wanted to devote himself solely to Sciences, the second on the model of the French Academy, wanted to focus on Letters. It is the second project supported by the governor of Provence which won the support of Louis XV and the Academy of Belles-Lettres de Marseille was founded in 1726. It was only in a second time, in 1766, that it will open up to Sciences and the Arts.
We imagine the dismay of Marseilles scientists during the interval, and it is probably this frustration which is at the origin of the creation of the Société des Sciences de Marseille of which we present some documents here.
Following the speech, two observations of surgery and anatomy. The last on the dissection of the forearm of the corpse of a galley-slave who served on La Perle.