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BABBAGE, Charles.

BABBAGE, Charles.

Rare books by Charles Babbage, including first editions and signed first editions of On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures, Science economique des manufactures.

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  1. On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
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    On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    First edition. Large-paper presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front blank, "To Mr. Bartholemew with Mr Babbages Compliments". On The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories and workshops both in England and Europe. Learn More
    £12,500

    Date of Publication: 1832

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 74487

    Signed: Yes

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  2. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.

    Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged. One of the author's key texts and elemental in the eventual development of all computational devices. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1833

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 25677

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  3. Science economique des manufactures.

    Science economique des manufactures.

    Traduit De L’Anglais De Ch. Babbage, sur la troisiéme edition, par M. Isoard, Ancien chef de division au Ministère du Commerce.
    First edition of Isoard's French translation of On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures - Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. Prompted by the demands for precision in the construction of his first calculating engine, Babbage had made a conscientious and detailed survey of factories and workshops both in England and Europe. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1834

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 93461

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