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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
"ADDITION TO THE MEMOIR OF M. MENABREA ON THE ANALYTICAL ENGINE..." [IN THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL OF SCIENCE], LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS ET AL., SEPTEMBER 1843
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
"ADDITION TO THE MEMOIR OF M. MENABREA ON THE ANALYTICAL ENGINE..." [IN THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL OF SCIENCE], LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS ET AL., SEPTEMBER 1843
LOT SOLD. 813 GBP
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
"ADDITION TO THE MEMOIR OF M. MENABREA ON THE ANALYTICAL ENGINE..." [IN THE LONDON, EDINBURGH, AND DUBLIN PHILOSOPHICAL MAGAZINE AND JOURNAL OF SCIENCE], LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS ET AL., SEPTEMBER 1843
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (224 x 144mm.), folding 4pp. "Catalogue of specimens of minerals, rocks and fossils" at end, original printed wrappers, unopened, extremities slightly frayed, minor loss to head and foot of spine
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Provenance

bought from Biblion, 1984

Literature

Tomash & Williams B2; Origins of Cyberspace 62; Randell 1979 p.181; Van Sinderen 55

Catalogue Note

An anonymous contribution by Babbage presenting his views on the dispute with the government over financial support for the Analytical Engine. The "Addition" was first attributed to Babbage by the editors of the German periodical Astronomische Nachrichten, which reprinted it in 1844, and learned of the author’s identity through David Brewster.

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