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. 122 pages, colour decorated blue cloth covers. Historical stories of the boyhoods and in scome cases later careers of Andre Erneste Modeste Gretry of Liege, composer; Jacques de Vaucanson, inventer of automata and precursor of the Jacquard loom; Robert Fulton, inventor and engineer; Pierre-Antoine Poiteau, botanist; Vincentio Viviani, mathematician; André Jacob Roubo, noted carpenter, cabinetmaker and author; Cesar Ducornet, skilful draughtsman born without hands; Pierre le Ramee (Ramus), Educationalist, Mathematician and Philosopher; Joseph Jacquard; Pietro du Cortona, artist and architect; along with two fictional stories.