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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
LETTER FROM MR BABBAGE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE. LONDON: RICHARD CLAY, 1839
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
LETTER FROM MR BABBAGE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE. LONDON: RICHARD CLAY, 1839
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
LETTER FROM MR BABBAGE TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE PROMOTION OF SCIENCE. LONDON: RICHARD CLAY, 1839
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (214 x 136mm.), original wrappers, slight browning, some soiling to wrappers
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Provenance

bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1993

Literature

Tomash & Williams B28; Van Sinderen 53

Catalogue Note

Babbage had let his name stand for President of the British Association for the Promotion of Science. At the same time John Herschel had also been asked. Both therefore withdrew their names and this pamphlet sets forth Babbage's account of the circumstances.

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