France: Manuscript, 1903-1905. Full calf. 4to. Contemporary brown pebbled calf and marble boards; spine tooled into panels Gilt author and title in separate panels; gilt decorations in other panels except at bottom where gilt initials “J.” “V.” These initials are most likely for student who prepared these notes. A very large manuscript course with drawing of chemical experiences, chemical schema and formula from the course in organic chemistry given by one of the most important professor of chemistry at the University of Montpellier around 1900. Very good. Item #0000798
An interesting fact is that the first course published by Forcrand was in 1905, so this manuscript precedes the publication and concerns only the new organic chemistry and not the classical and older chemistry.
De Forcrand studied in Lyon, where he was a preparatory chemist. In 1882 he received his doctorate at the Sorbonne and became assistant to Marcelin Berthelot at the Collège de France. In 1884 he became Maître de conférence in Caen and from 1887 to 1928 he was a professor (first Chargé de cours and after founding a second chair in 1901 professor) at the University of Montpellier. Initially, he dealt with Thermochemi and from the mid-1880s with the oxides of alkaline earth and alkali metals and thereby clarified the position of lithium in the periodic table. Later, he dealt with gas hydrates (including hydrates of hydrogen sulfide and organic halides, formation condition, crystallization and dissociation of gas hydrates) and proved in 1923 the existence of hydrates of noble gases. He belonged in 1907 to the first lectures in physical chemistry in France. In 1879 he received the Prix Herpin. He was a member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts in Montpellier (1891) and corresponding member of the Académie des sciences (1903).(Wikipedia).