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HARTREE, Douglas R.

Calculating Instruments and Machines.

Urbana, The University of Illinois Press, 1949 Stock Code: 139615
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Notes

First edition, first printing, presentation copy, albeit uninscribed, with the loosely inserted slip of "the Compliments of the Author", of Hartree's survey of analogue and digital machines, now considered a pioneering work of computing. Intended as a general introduction illustrated by Hartree's personal experiences working with ENIAC and the Harvard Mark I, the book's contents were originally delivered as a lecture series at the University of Illinois in 1948. "They represented the first comprehensive exposition of electronic digital computing, and this book was one of the first two treatises on the subject" (Hook & Norman); the other was Edmund Berkeley's Giant Brains or Machines that Think.
OCLC locates two copies in institutional holdings worldwide (both at the University of Toronto).

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Description

Large octavo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in black. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Numerous photographic illustrations and in-text diagrams.

Condition

Neat ink ownership inscription to front free endpaper. Extremities a touch rubbed, the binding bright and firm, internally fresh. A fine copy in the very good jacket, a few edge-splits with minor loss to corners, not price-clipped and notably unfaded.

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