743
743
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISCOVERY IN VARIOUS LOCALITIES OF THE REMAINS OF HUMAN ART MIXED WITH THE BONES OF EXTINCT RACES OF ANIMALS [OFFPRINT FROM PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY], LONDON: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 1859
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8001,200
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743
Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISCOVERY IN VARIOUS LOCALITIES OF THE REMAINS OF HUMAN ART MIXED WITH THE BONES OF EXTINCT RACES OF ANIMALS [OFFPRINT FROM PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY], LONDON: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 1859
Estimate
8001,200
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
OBSERVATIONS ON THE DISCOVERY IN VARIOUS LOCALITIES OF THE REMAINS OF HUMAN ART MIXED WITH THE BONES OF EXTINCT RACES OF ANIMALS [OFFPRINT FROM PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY], LONDON: TAYLOR AND FRANCIS, 1859
8vo (213 x 138mm.), PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ("To George Ticknor Esquire | from the Author") on the title-page, disbound, trimmed, tears and loss to extremities
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Provenance

George Ticknor (1791-1871); Jonathan Hill, New York, Catalogue 43, item 2; bought from Hill, 1989

Literature

Tomash & Williams B46; cf. Origins of Cyberspace 78, Van Sinderen 75 (journal issue, where pp.59-72)

Catalogue Note

The American traveller and scholar George Ticknor (1791-1871) recorded in his journal a visit, at Babbage's "special invitation", on 12 July 1835, "...to see Babbage's calculating machine; and I must say, that during an explanation which lasted between two and three hours, given by himself with great spirit, the wonder at its incomprehensible powers grew upon us every moment" (see George Ticknor, Life, Letter and Journals of George Ticknor, Boston 1877, I, p.407).

An offprint with new pagination from the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London (paper read 26 May 1859, published in volume 10, 1859-1860).

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