Oct 20, 2009 - Sale 2190

Sale 2190 - Lot 9

Price Realized: $ 1,140
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
BABBAGE, CHARLES. Passages from the Life of a Philosopher. Wood-engraved frontispiece. 8vo, modern 1/2 black morocco gilt; moderate foxing on opening leaves. London, 1864

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first edition. "Babbage's final book, and the principal source, along with Babbage's Calculating Engines, of our knowledge of Babbage's Difference and Analytical Engines . . . The frontispiece shows the only portion of Babbage's first Difference Engine to be constructed, and the final four pages contain Babbage's own bibliography of his published works"--Hook & Norman, Origins of Cyberspace 84. DSB I, 356.