Oct 13, 2022 - Sale 2617

Sale 2617 - Lot 40

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
[Economics] Jevons, William Stanley (1835-1882)
The Theory of Political Economy.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1879.

Second expanded edition with an added forty-seven page preface, octavo; ex libris Paisley Free Library & Museum, with bookplates; bound in publisher's red pebbled cloth, black coated endleaves, somewhat shaken, corners bumped; half-title present, with thirty-two pages of publisher's ads dated March 1879 bound after the second appendix, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.

In addition to his work in economics, Jevons also contributed to the history of mechanical computation, the logical abacus, or "Logic Piano," a mechanical computer that he designed and built in 1866.