7 works bound in one volume, 8vo (186 x 120mm.), manuscript contents leaf in the hand of James Watt, contemporary half calf over marbled boards, red morocco spine label (“Tracts Technical”)
“Klipstein's book is quite rare, perhaps an indication that it was not widely circulated in his own day. It is notable, for example, that Charles Babbage (who had a collection of books on all aspects of calculation) was unaware of its existence until his friend John Herschel brought him a copy that he had found on a trip to the Continent. It would appear that no one answered Müller’s plea for financial support and that nothing came of this idea until Babbage independently thought of it about thirty-five years later” (Tomash and Williams).
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