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厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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Babbage, Charles (1791-1871), actuarial science
A COLLECTION OF 3 VOLUMES, COMPRISING:
i. Babbage, Charles. A comparative view of the various institutions for the assurance of lives. London: for Mawman, 1826, FIRST EDITION, 8vo, folding table, original three-quarter calf, ownership signature of Henry Prevost Babbage (1824-1918), the youngest son of the author; presentation copy inscribed by the author’s great grandson, Richard H. Babbage (1883-1971?), to Richard Bedford Bennett, 1st Viscount Bennett (1870-1947), dated December 1919, (bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1982), [T&W B10; Origins of Cyberspace 36; Van Sinderen 26], some splitting at gutter, extremities rubbed
ii. Babbage, Charles. Charles Babbage’s vergleichende Darstellung der verschiedenen Lebens-Assecuranz-Gesellschaften. Weimar: Landes-Industrie-Comptoirs, 1827, first German edition, 8vo, folding table, contemporary calf, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London, 1990), [T&W B64; Van Sinderen 26 (cited)], some browning and spotting, some worming to spine and lower cover
iii. [Babbage, Charles]. Report from the select committee on the laws respecting friendly societies. [London: HMSO, 1827], 4to, disbound, (bought from Bernard Quaritch, London), [T&W B52; Van Sinderen 26 (cited)]
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Three volumes, including a German translation, showing Babbage’s involvement with the life assurance industry.

厄文‧托馬許藏書: 運算的歷史

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