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Modern Instruments and Methods of Calculation. A Handbook of the Napier Tercentenary Exhibition [together with Babbage Institute Reprint].

London: G. Bell and Sons, Ltd. & The Royal Society of Edinburgh, nd [circa 1914]. First Trade Edition. “A celebration of Napier’s pivotal role in the history of calculation, the exhibition featured displays of many different types of calculating machines, as well as exhibits of other aids to calculation such as mathematical tables, the abacus and slide rules, planimeters and other integrating devices, and ruled papers and nomograms. These are described in the Handbook to the exhibition, which contains separate sections, with chapters by various contributors, devoted to each type of calculating device.” [OOC 322][N.B. This is the first trade edition, OOC 323]
WITH: Horsburgh, E. M. (ed.), Handbook of the Napier Tercentenary Celebration, or, Modern Instruments and Methods of Calculation. The Charles Babbage Institute Reprint Series for the History of Computing, vol. III. Los Angeles: Tomash Publishers, 1982. Fine, in fine original slipcase. Minor shelf/edge wear, evening toning to spine (as is typical), gilt toned, ownership signature at ffep, else tight, bright, and unmarred. Green cloth boards. Small 4to. Item #11032

Price: $750.00

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