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[Scheutz, Pehr Georg (1785-1873), and Edvard (1821-1881)]
SPECIMENS OF TABLES, CALCULATED, STEREOMOULDED, AND PRINTED BY MACHINERY. LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN [&C.], 1857
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[Scheutz, Pehr Georg (1785-1873), and Edvard (1821-1881)]
SPECIMENS OF TABLES, CALCULATED, STEREOMOULDED, AND PRINTED BY MACHINERY. LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN [&C.], 1857
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厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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[Scheutz, Pehr Georg (1785-1873), and Edvard (1821-1881)]
SPECIMENS OF TABLES, CALCULATED, STEREOMOULDED, AND PRINTED BY MACHINERY. LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN [&C.], 1857
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by Edvard Scheutz to Sir Benjamin Hawes, 8vo (245 x 145mm.), frontispiece, "Note" slip tipped in at beginning, original red cloth, lettered in gilt on cover and spine "Swedish calculating machine", gilt edges, title and frontispiece slightly spotted, binding very slightly soiled, recased retaining original spine 
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來源

Sir Benjamin Hawes (1797-1862), politician, 1 May 1857, inscription from the author; bought from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1985

出版

Tomash & Williams S39; Archibald, Scheutz, no. 10; Randell 1979 p.181

相關資料

Pehr Georg Scheutz and Edvard Scheutz, father and son, were the first to complete a fully working difference engine capable of printing its own results. It was completed in 1853, patented in England the following year, and shown at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1855, where it won a gold medal. To promote the machine, Charles Babbage had it bought to England in 1856, and in 1857 probably had this book published with an anonymous introduction on the machine which is attributed to him. The work is dedicated to Babbage.

This copy was presented by Edvard Scheutz to Sir Benjamin Hawes MP, who was an early supporter of the electric telegraph and according to DNB "patronised Babbage's calculating machine". THE WORK IS RARE, with no copies recorded at auction.

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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