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Scheutz difference engines
A COLLECTION OF 5 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
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Scheutz difference engines
A COLLECTION OF 5 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
LOT SOLD. 625 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Scheutz difference engines
A COLLECTION OF 5 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. [Dudley Observatory]. Inauguration of the Dudley Observatory at Albany, August 28, 1856. Albany, New York: Charles Van Benthuysen, 1856, (Weinreb Collection, Bloomsbury, 28 October 1999, lot 99, Erwin Tomash), [T&W D68], lacking wrappers, some dampstaining throughout
ii. Hough, George Washington (1836-1909). "The Swedish tabulating machine of Mr. George Scheutz" [in:] Report of the Astronomer in Charge of the Dudley Observatory for the year 1863. Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1864, original wrappers, [T&W H170], tears and loss to wrappers together with adhesive tape repair
iii. Williams, F.J. [Pehr Georg Scheutz (1785-1873) and Scheutz, Edvard (1821-1881)]. "The Swedish calculating machine at the General Register Office, Somerset House" [in:] Companion to the Almanac; or, Year-book of general information for 1866. London: Knight and Co., [1865], original cloth, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, 1986), [T&W W84; Origins of Cyberspace 86; Randell 1979 p.175], binding worn
iv. Hough, George Washington. "The Swedish tabulating machine of G. & E. Scheutz" [in:] Annals of the Dudley Observatory, vol. 1, Albany, NY: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1866, numerous plates (several folding), later cloth, (bought from William & Victoria Dailey, 1987), [T&W H171; Archibald, Scheutz, no. 22; Randell 1979 p.181], several tears, some sections of plates detached, library stamps
v. Ekelöf, Stig (1904-1993). Les machines mathématiques en Suède [offprint from:] Acta polytechnica - Electrical Engineering Series, vol. 4, no.1. Stockholm: Erlanders Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, 1951, original wrappers, (bought from Gerhard Renner, 1990), [T&W E4]
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Catalogue Note

A group of volumes relating to the Scheutz difference engine, including works relating to the Dudley Observatory. The Observatory, which was constructed from 1852, became the home of the first Scheutz difference engine.

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