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Mechanical calculators, Léon Lalanne
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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875
Mechanical calculators, Léon Lalanne
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 875 GBP
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Mechanical calculators, Léon Lalanne
A COLLECTION OF 3 WORKS, COMPRISING:
i. Lalanne, Léon (1811-1892). Mémoire sur l'arithmoplanimètre. Paris: Carilian-Goeury and Dolmont, 1840, 8vo, two folding plates and one folding table, presentation copy ("a Monsieur Combet, homage de l'auteur Lalanne"), original blue paper wrappers, uncut [T&W L16]
ii. Lalanne, Léon, and Kattner, H.J., translator. Der Abacus oder die Universal-Rechenmaschine. Frankfurt: Koscky & Co., 1853, 8vo, folding table, modern boards retaining portion of printed upper wrapper, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, 1992), [T&W L15], library markings 
iii. Elliot, Rev. William. A treatise of the slide rule, with description of Lalanne's glass slide rule. London: William Elliott and Sons, [?1852]. 8vo, diagrams, 6-page advertisement for instruments, original stiff wrappers, box, (bought from Michael Phelps, 1986), [T&W E6], hinges split and text-block nearly detached
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Catalogue Note

Lalanne was an engineer who played an important role in the development of railways in France. He also invented a number of mathematical instruments including a cone-wheel integrating machine, a slide rule incorporating glass plates, and nomograms.

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