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Boole, George (1815-1864)
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LAWS OF THOUGHT, ON WHICH ARE FOUNDED THE MATHEMATICAL THEORIES OF LOGIC AND PROBABILITIES. LONDON: WALTON AND MABERLY, 1854
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Boole, George (1815-1864)
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LAWS OF THOUGHT, ON WHICH ARE FOUNDED THE MATHEMATICAL THEORIES OF LOGIC AND PROBABILITIES. LONDON: WALTON AND MABERLY, 1854
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 2,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Boole, George (1815-1864)
AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LAWS OF THOUGHT, ON WHICH ARE FOUNDED THE MATHEMATICAL THEORIES OF LOGIC AND PROBABILITIES. LONDON: WALTON AND MABERLY, 1854
FIRST EDITION (probably second issue), 8vo (224 x 138mm.), errata leaf at beginning, "note" leaf and 6pp. advertisements at end, modern blue morocco, occasional slight spotting at beginning and end
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Provenance

bought from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1980

Literature

Tomash & Williams B198; Norman 266 (see note for issue points); Origins of Cyberspace 224

Catalogue Note

"Boole invented the first practical system of logic in algebraic form... [His] work led to the creation of set theory and probability theory in mathematics, to the philosophical work of Peirce, Russell, Whitehead and Wittgenstein, and to computer technology via the master's thesis of C.E. Shannon (1937), who recognised that the true/false values in Boole's two-valued algebra were analogous to the open and closed states of electric circuits. This invention of the binary digit or 'bit' made possible the development of the digital computer" (Norman).

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