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厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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Mental prodigies
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Colburn, Zerah (1804-1840). A memoir of Zerah Colburn; written by himself… Springfield, Mass., 1833, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, contemporary speckled calf, modern folding cloth box, (bought from AGatherin', Wynastskill, NY, 1980), [T&W C116; Checklist of American imprints 18332; Origins of Cyberspace 252], some spotting and damp-staining, slight splitting at gutter
ii. Binet, Alfred (1857-1911). Psychologie des grands calculateurs et joueurs d’échecs. Paris: Hachette, 1894, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 8pp. publisher’s catalogue at end, original printed wrappers, modern folding cloth box, (bought from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1994), [T&W B154], some spotting and browning, hinges splitting with old repair, ownership marks, binding worn
iii. Barlow, Fred. Mental prodigies. New York: Philosophical Library, 1952, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, original cloth, dust-jacket, [T&W B91], price-clipped dust-jacket worn with some loss
iv. Barlow, Fred. Mental prodigies. London: Hutchinson’s, 1952, reprint, 8vo, original cloth, dust-jacket, [cf. T&W B91], extremities of slightly soiled dust-jacket frayed
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Zerah Colburn (1833-1870) was one of the nineteenth-century calculating prodigies. His autobiographical sketch discusses the methods he used and the tables he memorized. The volume by Alfred Binet (1857-1911) is part of his studies in mental processes and examines several calculating prodigies, including Jacques Inaudi.

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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