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VILLENEUVE-FLAYOSC, Benoît-Hippolyte de.

(1803 – 1874)

(Born: 19 August 1803; Died: Paris, France, 11 May 1874) French mine engineer.

Villeneuve-Flayosc was an alumnia of the Ecole Polytechnique, from which he graduated in 1822. He was named a professor of Law and Industrial Economics at the Paris School of Mines from 1852 to 1862, and helped set government policy on mining and agricultural matters.

Biographical references: Internet search.

1. French, 1856.
Description Minéralogique et Géologique du Var et des Autres Parties de la Provence. Avec Application de la Geologie a l'Agriculture au Gisement des Sources et des Cours d'Eau. Paris, Victor Dalmond, 1856.

8°: xxviii, 532 p., one plate (hand-colored). Page size: 230 x 140 mm.

Very scarce. A topographical work describing the mineralogy and geology of area of Provance, with special attention to the application of these subjects to agriculture and other industry in the region.

Bibliographical references: BL. BMC: 5, 2225. NUC.