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Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)
OEUVRES. THE HAGUE: DETUNE, 1779
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
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502
Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)
OEUVRES. THE HAGUE: DETUNE, 1779
Estimate
7001,000
LOT SOLD. 2,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Pascal, Blaise (1623-1662)
OEUVRES. THE HAGUE: DETUNE, 1779
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, 5 volumes, 8vo (197 x 115mm.), titles printed in red and black, engraved portrait, 14 folding engraved plates, errata leaf at end of vol.1, contemporary calf, spines gilt with red morocco labels, slight worming to covers of vol.4 and 5, spine ends of vol.5 chipped
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Provenance

Prioleau, pencil signature on some titles; bought from B. & L. Rootenberg Rare Books, Sherman Oaks, CA, 1986

Literature

Tomash & Williams P22; Maire, Pascal, iv, pp.133-134 no. 67; Origins of Cyberspace 13; STCN 194588092

Catalogue Note

Pascal's "Machine arithmétique" is described and illustrated in volume 4. Invented in order to help his father with his tax assessing duties, his mechanism enabled far greater mathematical calculations.

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