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Digital computers, Harvard Mark series
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 813 GBP
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803
Digital computers, Harvard Mark series
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 813 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Digital computers, Harvard Mark series
A COLLECTION OF 4 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Aiken, Howard H. (1900-1973) and Arnold, Hubert A. (1912-1994). The mechanical computation of the reciprocal, the reciprocal square root, and of some common transcendental functions. [Cambridge: Massachusetts: Harvard University, 1945], 19 mimeographed leaves secured by staple, (bought from Morgan, 1990), [T&W A50], first sheet loose, some annotations, some soiling
ii. - iv. Aiken, Howard H. and Hopper, Grace M. "The automatic sequence controlled calculator – I" [in:] Electrical Engineering, August-September 1946, pp.384-91] [together with:] "The automatic sequence controlled calculator - II" [in:] Electrical Engineering, October 1946, pp.449-54] [together with:] "The automatic sequence controlled calculator - III" [in:] Electrical Engineering, November 1946, pp.522-28; each FIRST EDITIONS, small 4to, original printed wrappers, (bought from Yelm Books, Whitestone, NY), [T&W A51; Origins of Cyberspace 412; Randell 1979 p.105], ownership stamps
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Catalogue Note

Howard Aiken is widely recognised as a giant in the history of digital computing: he was the first individual in the U.S. to undertake the design and construction of a digital computer. The papers in Electrical Engineering provide a detailed description of the Harvard Mark I calculator.

The Erwin Tomash Library on the History of Computing

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