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English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations Including Eric Gill – The Felix Dennis Collection

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Zuse, Konrad
COLLECTION OF C.75 PATENT APPLICATIONS OR SPECIFICATIONS SUBMITTED BY COMPUTER PIONEER KONRAD ZUSE, MOSTLY EITHER IN HIS OWN NAME OR IN THAT OF ZUSE K.G., CONCERNING COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY AND OTHER INVENTIONS
comprising c.65 "Auslegeschriften" published by the German Patent Office, 9 "Brevets d'invention" by the French Ministry of Industry and Commerce and 1 "Patent Specification" by the Patent Office in London, concerning information storage devices with magnetizable cores, programmable digital computers, buffer memory storage, analogue/digital converters, oscillators, lighting devices for vehicles, and many other inventions, including in the fields of photography and electronics, with technical drawings, many folding

4to, various sizes, disbound, some library stamps, [Munich,] Paris and London, 1957-1972, a few small tears


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Regarded as the father of the modern computer, the German inventor and civil engineer Konrad Zuse (1910-1995) is most famous for having designed the world's first programmable computer, the so-called Z3, which became operational in May 1941, and also for the first high-level programming language, Plankalkül ("Plan Calculus"), only published in its entirety in 1972.

 

English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations Including Eric Gill – The Felix Dennis Collection

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London