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BABBAGE, Charles.

On currency, on a new system of manufacturing and on the effect of machinery on human labour.

Being three chapters extracted from the third edition of "The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures".

London: Charles Knight, 1833 Stock Code: 129725
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First 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 of the first and second editions it was also issued separately, as here, to supplement their own copies.

The work is relatively scarce in institutions: WorldCat and Library Hub locate five in the UK (BL, Cambridge, UoL, LSE, Sheffield) and just five further copies worldwide (one apiece in Australia, Netherlands, Sweden, Poland, and the US, the latter at the Baker Library, Harvard).

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Octavo (175 x 115 mm), pp. 31. Original buff printed paper wrappers, sewn as issued.


Fore edges of wrappers soiled with a few faint spots to covers, very occasional foxing to contents, else notably bright and clean.


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