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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 7 MATHEMATICAL PAPERS:
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 7 MATHEMATICAL PAPERS:
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 7 MATHEMATICAL PAPERS:
i. "Demonstration of a theorem relating to prime numbers", [in:] The Edinburgh Philosophical Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1819, pp.46-49, Edinburgh: Archibald Constable, 1819, contemporary half calf, wear to edges of binding, (Ferdinand Meath McVeagh (1789-1866), armorial bookplate; bought from Yelm Books, Whitestone, NY, 2001), [T&W B12; Origins of Cyberspace 25; Van Sinderen 12]
ii. "Demonstrations of some of Dr. Matthew Stewart's general theorems; to which is added, an account of some new properties of the circle", [in:] the Journal of Science and the Arts Vol. I, Art II, 1817, pp.6-24. New York: James Eastburn, 1816, original boards, spotting, rebacked (Phi Sigma Nu Society Library, book-label; bought from Sarrazin, 1998), [T&W B13; Shaw & Shoemaker 37974; Van Sinderen 5]; together with volumes II and III, London: John Murray, 1817, rebound
iii. [Anonymous]. On the determination of the general term of a new class of infinite series [in:] The Philosophical Magazine and Journal, Vol. 67, No. 336, April 1826, pp.259-265. London: Richard Taylor, 1826, contemporary half calf, (bought from Yelm Books, Whitestone, NY, 2000), [T&W B14; Van Sinderen 29 (cited)]
iv. On the influence of signs in mathematical reasoning. Cambridge: Cambridge Philosophical Society, 1826, disbound, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE ("W.R. Grove Esq. | from the author"), staining to title, (Sir William Robert Grove (1811-1896), British physicist; bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1983), [T&W B26; Van Sinderen 30]
v. On some new methods of investigating the sums of several classes of infinite series. [from:] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 109, pp.249-282. London: Royal Society of London, 1819, disbound, (bought from Biblion, 1983), [T&W B35; Origins of Cyberspace 24; Van Sinderen 11]
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Catalogue Note

Prime examples of Babbage's early mathematical work. After graduating from Cambridge in 1814 Babbage sought to establish a career as a mathematician, a calling in which he was both talented and prolific. Between 1813 and 1827 he wrote no less than thirty-three books and papers.

Volumes II and III (London imprint) of The Journal of Science and the Arts also contain Babbage's "Solutions of some Problems by Means of the Calculus of Functions" (vol.II, pp.371-379; Van Sinderen 8) and his "Note respecting elimination (vol.III, pp.355.357; Van Sinderen 10).

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