On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures
Pall Mamm East, London (ORIGINAL EDITION), Charles Knight. 1835, 4th Edition (Enlarged). Black Boards, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Book, Charles Babbage KH FRS (1791-1871) was an English polymath, a mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer, Babbage originated the concept of a digital programmable computer. Considered by some to be a "father of the computer", Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex electronic designs, though all the essential ideas of modern computers are to be found in Babbage's Analytical Engine. His varied work in other fields has led him to be described as "pre-eminent" among the many polymaths of his century. (wiki). From the Preface: This present volume may be considered as one of the consequences that have reulted from the Calculating-Engine, the construction of which I have been so long superintending .....". With appendix and index, 408 pages, with prefaces for the first three eds and many tables . Said to be one of his most famous books on science and economics, in which he demonstrates his principles of waste not and want not to the nth degree" . The book is tight and clean though with all edges in gilt though there is a water stain on the illlustrated title page only and the spine has the appearance of having been glued. There are a few light neat pencil notes as seen.The black leather? boards are rubbed at the edges and corners as is the spine which has raised bands and a gilt title and date. Looks a late Vicrtoian or early 20th century professional rebind.See scans and email for more. Near Very Good.
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