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BABBAGE, Charles. On currency, on a new system of manufacturing and on the effect of machinery on human labour.
London : 1833First separate edition. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was first published in 1832, and second and third editions soon followed that same year. This pamphlet comprises three additional chapters by Babbage that examine questions of political economy and which were newly included in the third edition. To make the text available to owners... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 129725
BABBAGE, Charles. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures.
London : 1832First edition of this elemental work in the eventual development of all computational devices. On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures was Babbage's most successful lifetime publication, selling 3,000 copies. It is considered "a turning point in economic writing and firmly established Babbage as a leading authority of the industrial movement" (ODNB).... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 133665
BABBAGE, Charles. Science economique des manufactures.
Paris : 1834First 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... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 93461