711
711
Astronomical Society of London
MEMOIRS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. LONDON: BALDWIN, CRADOCK AND JOY [VOL.3 PRIESTLEY AND WEALE], 1822-1826-1829
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1,0001,500
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Astronomical Society of London
MEMOIRS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. LONDON: BALDWIN, CRADOCK AND JOY [VOL.3 PRIESTLEY AND WEALE], 1822-1826-1829
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1,0001,500
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Astronomical Society of London
MEMOIRS OF THE ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON. LONDON: BALDWIN, CRADOCK AND JOY [VOL.3 PRIESTLEY AND WEALE], 1822-1826-1829
FIRST EDITION, volumes 1-3, 4to (265 x 205mm.), 14 engraved plates, 2 folding, one folding printed table, contemporary half russia, spines gilt, most plates offset, a few slightly cropped, contents leaves in vol.2 misbound, vol.1 and 3 rebacked retaining original spines
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Provenance

Ashley, bookplate; bought from Spink and Son, 1977

Literature

Tomash & Williams A107, B32

Catalogue Note

Charles Babbage was one of the founders of the Astronomical Society, which later became the Royal Astronomical Society. He contributed four papers to the Memoirs:

"A note on the application of machinery to the calculation of astronomical tables", [T&W B40; Van Sinderen 17; Origins of Cyberspace 33; Randell 1979 p.107]
"Notice respecting some errors common to many tables of logarithms", [T&W B41; Van Sinderen 32]
"Observations on the application of machinery to the computation of mathematical tables", [T & W B45; Van Sinderen 19; Origins of Cyberspace 33; Randell 1979 p.107]
"On a New Zenith Micrometer", [T&W B36; Van Sinderen 25]
Another paper in these volumes is of relevance here:
"Address of Henry Thomas Colebrooke, president of the Astronomical Society of London, on presenting the gold medal to Charles Babbage", [T&W C117; Randell 1979 p.119]

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