730
730
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 5 TRANSLATIONS OF ON THE ECONOMY OF MACHINERY AND MANUFACTURES, COMPRISING:
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730
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 5 TRANSLATIONS OF ON THE ECONOMY OF MACHINERY AND MANUFACTURES, COMPRISING:
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1,5002,500
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 5 TRANSLATIONS OF ON THE ECONOMY OF MACHINERY AND MANUFACTURES, COMPRISING:
i. Friedenberg, Gottfried [translator; preface by K.F. Klöden]. Ueber Maschinen un Fabrikenwesen. Berlin: Stuhrschen Buchhandlung, 1833, FIRST GERMAN EDITION, 8vo, contemporary calf-backed boards, spine gilt in compartments, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1991), [T&W B31; Van Sinderen 45 (cited)], browning, bumped
ii. Biot, Édouard [translator]. Traité sur l'économie des machines et des manufactures. Paris: Bachelier, 1833, FIRST FRENCH EDITION, 8vo, contemporary green parchment-backed boards, marbled endpapers, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1994), [T&W B62], spotting and browning, loss and chipping to marbled section of boards, rubbed
iii. [Anonymous translation]. Sulla economia delle macchine e delle manifatture. Florence: Presso Guglielmo Piatti in Vacchereccia - Luigi Casini in Via Martelli e al Gabinetto Scientifico Lettrario di Vieusseux, 1834, FIRST ITALIAN EDITION, 8vo, original wrappers, housed in a modern folding cloth box (bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1994), [T&W B15; Van Sinderen 45 (cited)], spotting and browning, rubbed
iv. Isoard, J.E. [translator]. Science économique des manufactures. Paris: A la Librairie Orientale de Doney - Dupré, 1834, FRENCH EDITION, 8vo, contemporary sheep, spine gilt, marbled endpapers [T&W B53; Van Sinderen 45 (citing edition printed "Brussels" 1834)], spotting and browning, some water damage, small loss to upper right corner of half-title and title-page, rubbed and bumped, loss to head of spine
v. Imbrechts, José Díez [translator]. Tratado de mecánica práctica y economia politica. Madrid: [I. Sancha], 1835, FIRST SPANISH EDITION, 8vo, engraved portrait frontispiece, contemporary calf, spine gilt, powder endpapers, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1996), [T&W B63; Van Sinderen 45 (cited)], spotting, rubbed
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Catalogue Note

The majority of these translations are based on the third English edition of Babbage's seminal work on industrial production. The second French translation contains only chapters 13 to 34 of the work  as the translator felt the earlier chapters were too specialised for the French reader.

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