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BABBAGE, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES AND BIOGRAPHIES

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  • A collection of 8 volumes, autobiographies and biographies, comprising:
i. Bass, Michael T. (1799-1884). Street Music in the Metropolis. London: John Murray, 1864, original cloth, (bought from P.M. Pollak, Totnes, 1977), [T&W B112]ii. Babbage, Henry Prevost (1824-1918). Memoirs and Correspondence of Major-General Babbage. London: William Clowes, [1915], original cloth, (bought from Maggs, 2001), [T&W B70; Randell 1979 p.109]iii. Sabine, Edward (1788-1883). "Notices occasioned by the perusal of a late publication by Mr. Babbage" [in:] Philosophical Magazine and Annals, vol. 8, no. 43, July 1830, pp.44-50. London: Richard Taylor, 1830, [T&W Add38]; [bound with:] iv. [Babbage, Charles]. "Notes on a letter addressed by the Secretary of the Royal Society to the President", pp.72-73, same volume, [T&W Add1] [bound with:]v. [Babbage, Charles]. "Notes on Dr. Roget’s reply to Mr. Babbage" [in:] Philosophical Magazine and Annals, vol. 8, no. 43, August 1830. London: Richard Taylor, 1830, pp.153-4, [T&W Add2] [bound with:] vi. [Babbage, Charles]. "Remarks on Mr. Babbage’s work 'On the decline of science in England'” [in:] Philosophical Magazine and Annals, vol. 8, no. 47, October 1830. London: Royal Society, 1830 pp.354-359, [T&W Add3] (these three in same volume, bookplate with initial A "Que sursum volo videre", possible exlibris of the Adare family)vii. Dodge, Nathaniel Shatswell (1810-1874) "Charles Babbage" [in:] Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution for the year 1873. Washington, DC: USGPO, pp.162-183, [T&W D58], [bound with:]viii. Quetelet, Lambert Adolphe Jacques (1796-1874) "Extracts from a notice of Charles Babbage... translated from the 'Annuaire de l'Observatoire royal de Bruxelles for 1873'", same volume, pp.183-187 (these two bought from Zeitlin & Ver Brugge, Los Angeles, 1970)ix. Davy, John (1790-1868). "A letter from John Davy..." [from:] The Philosophical Magazine for February 1865, London: Philosophical Magazine, 1865, 4pp. pamphlet, separately paginated, presentation inscription, (bought from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1996), [T&W D18]x. Horsley, Victor Alexander Hayden, Sir (1857-1916). Description of the brain of Mr. Charles Babbage F.R.S. [offprint from:] Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 200, series B, London: Royal Society of London, 1907, pp.117-131., printed wrappers, wrappers torn and detached, [T&W H167]xi. Roget, Peter Mark (1779-1869) "Letters from the President and Secretary of the Royal Society, in refutation of an alleged inaccuracy in the minutes of the council" [from:] Philosophical Magazine and Annals for June 1830. London: Royal Society of London, 1830, separately paginated, 3pp., [T&W R105] [together with:] Babbage, Charles. "Notes on a letter... printed in Phil. Mag. and Annals of Philosophy", June 1830, 2pp., [T&W Add1]; "Observations by Dr. Roget in reply to Mr. Babbage", 2pp.; "Notes on Dr. Roget's Reply to Mr. Babbage", 2pp., [T&W Add2]xii. Babbage, Charles. A chapter on street nuisances. London: John Murray, 1864, second edition, later wrappers, [T&W B9; Origins of Cyberspace 83; Van Sinderen 76]8vo or 4to (8)
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