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London: Oxford University Press, 1965. 5 volumes. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions. With Noted Indexes and (black and white) Illustrations From Contemporary Sources. Small 8vos, handsomely rebound by Sangorsky and Sutcliffe in 3/4 green crushed morocco over green cloth, marbled endpapers and top edges gilt, gilt stamped spines (spines slightly toned). London: Oxford University Press, (1965). A fine set.
New York: Knopf, 1972. Endpapers printed with family tree. Full-bleed frontispiece portrait of George III. 30 black and white illustrations. 510 pages, thick 8vo, orange cloth (slight sunning to edges bump to spine end), dust wrapper (tears and curling edges). New York, 1972. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper.
Third-person ANS signed in the text, "Mr. Babbage will do himself the favor of dinning with Mr. and Mrs. Herse on Saturday the 11th May." Fine signature and in excellent condition. BABBAGE, Charles (1791 - 1871) Pioneering British mathematician and mechanical engineer whose Difference Engine and Analytical Engine are generally acknowledged as the first programmable computers.
London: Benj. Tooke, 1702. 304 pages, square 8vo, contemporary paneled calf (edges worn), handsomely recased with blind stamped raised bands and a burgundy leather spine label. London: Benjamin Tooke, 1702. First Edition. Very good (+). A presentation copy from the editor, Robert Stevens, to Sir Edward Abney, inscribed on the front fly-leaf (stained), dated 1702. Also with the signature, dated 1712, of Abney's brother, Sir Thomas Abney, lord mayor of London. Bookplate of Charles James Fox, the noted statesman, orator.....