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741
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
THE EXPOSITION OF 1851; OR, VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY, THE SCIENCE, AND THE GOVERNMENT, OF ENGLAND... SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1851
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1,0001,500
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741
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
THE EXPOSITION OF 1851; OR, VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY, THE SCIENCE, AND THE GOVERNMENT, OF ENGLAND... SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1851
Estimate
1,0001,500
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
THE EXPOSITION OF 1851; OR, VIEWS OF THE INDUSTRY, THE SCIENCE, AND THE GOVERNMENT, OF ENGLAND... SECOND EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS. LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, 1851
Second edition, 8vo (225 x 132mm.), half-title, 4pp. advertisements + 16pp. "Murray's List of Works", dated Feb. 1851, at end, original green cloth gilt, binding rather faded and slightly soiled
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Provenance

Alfred White Van Sinderen (1924-1998); bought from Van Sinderen, 1979

Literature

Tomash & Williams B25; cf. Van Sinderen 33 (cited)

Catalogue Note

In this second edition there is an appendix: "The eleventh chapter of the history of the Royal Society by C.R. Weld", which contains an account of the Babbage's Calculating Machine project, and "Professor De Morgan's review of Weld's history of the Royal Society", discussing the chapter and the Calculating Machine.

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