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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 17 ITEMS BY OR ABOUT BABBAGE BOUND IN ONE VOLUME, COMPRISING:
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 17 ITEMS BY OR ABOUT BABBAGE BOUND IN ONE VOLUME, COMPRISING:
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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871)
A COLLECTION OF 17 ITEMS BY OR ABOUT BABBAGE BOUND IN ONE VOLUME, COMPRISING:
i. [Protector Life Assurance Society]. Rates of the Protector Life Assurance Society. Capital - three millions sterling. London: Taylor, 1824, 3 leaves
ii. Baily, Francis (1774-1844). On Mr. Babbage's new machine for calculating and printing mathematical and astronomical tables [offprint from:] Philosophical Magazine. London: May 1824, 6 leaves. [Randell 1979 p.109]
iii. [Brewster, David, Sir (1781-1868), editor]. "A comparative view of the various institutions for the assurance of lives" [from:] Quarterly Review. London: 1826, 16 leaves
iv. [Brewster, David, Sir, editor]. "Reflexions on the decline of science in England…" [from:] Quarterly Review. London: 1830, 19 leaves
v. Babbage, Charles. Letter from Mr Babbage to the members of the British Association… London: Clay, 1839, 8 leaves, [Van Sinderen 53]
vi. Babbage, Charles. Paper on the principles of tools… London: Holtzapffel, 1846, 8 leaves, [Van Sinderen 56]
vii. Babbage, Charles. Thoughts on the principles of taxation… London: Murray, 1852, third edition, 22 leaves, [cf. Van Sinderen 59 (1848 first edition)]
viii. Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824-1918). On mechanical notation… [offprint from:] Report of the British Association for the advancement of Science. London: 1855, 2 leaves, [Archibald, Scheutz, no. 5; Randell 1979 p.108]
ix. [Stokes, G.G. et al.]. Report of a committee appointed by the Council to examine the calculating machine of M. Scheutz [from Proceedings of the Royal Society of London], [London: 1856], 6 leaves
x. Babbage, Charles. An analysis of the statistics of the clearing house… London: Murray, 1856, 19 leaves, [T&W B3; Van Sinderen 72]
xi. [Jerwood, James]. On the calculation and printing of mathematical tables… [London: c. 1861], 27 leaves, [Randell 1979 p.141]
xii. Babbage, Charles. A word to the wise… Observations on peerage for Life. London: Murray, 1856, 9 leaves [cf. Van Sinderen 47 (1833 edition)]
xiii. Babbage, Charles. On the action of ocean-currents… [offprint from Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London]. London: 1856, 2 leaves, [Van Sinderen 71]
xiv. Farr, William (1807-1883). Address of Dr Farr. London: Harrison, 1872, 9 leaves, [cf. Van Sinderen 35 (cited)]
xv. S., A. Obituary notice of Charles Babbage… [offprint from:] Monthly notice of the Royal Astronomical Society. London: 1872, 6 leaves, [Randell 1979 p.161]
xvi. [Fuller, Horsey, Son & Co.] A catalogue of a collection of engineers’ tools and plant, used by the late Mr. Babbage. London, 1872, 8 leaves
xvii. [Murray, John]. Works by the same author… London: Murray, [c.1847], 2 leaves

8vo (205 x 130mm.), contemporary three-quarter calf, occasional spotting, binding worn with occasional loss


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Provenance

bought from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams B65

Catalogue Note

As noted by Tomash & Williams, this volume "was discovered with a cache of papers held by Babbage descendants in Ireland" and it is "much more than a Babbage miscellany".

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