"On the general principles which regulate the application of machinery to manufactures and the mechanical arts." In: BARLOW, Peter (1776-1862). A treatise on the manufactures and machinery of Great Britain, by Peter Barlow. To which is prefixed, an introductory view of the principles of manufactures by Charles Babbage. Forming a portion of the Encyclopædia Metropolitana.
by BABBAGE, Charles (1792-1871).
London:: Printed for Baldwin and Cradock. . ., 1836., 1836. 296 x 240 mm. Thick 4to. 1-84 pp. [Entire volume: viii, 834 pp.] Tables, index, 87 engraved steel plates; foxed. Original dark green cloth, printed paper spine label; label lightly chipped, a few minor cover scratches and stains, inner hinges carefully reinforced, neat repair to outer hinge. Partially unopened. Fine. RARE. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. "From Vol. VII and VIII of the Encyclopædia Metropolitana which was published from the 1820s to the 1840s. According to Babbage's own account and those of his most recent biographer and bibliographer, the material by Babbage first appeared in a volume of the Encyclopædia published in 1829. Babbage's essay served as the introduction to Barlow's copiously illustrated survey of British manufacturing and was the precursor of his 1832 classic on the economy of the machine. While both Hyman and Van Sinderen refer to the 1829 publication, neither refer to this 1836 separate edition, which is very rare." Norman 28:366. Peter Barlow, mathematician, physicist, and optician, was self-trained, but rose to recognition in the highest levels of British scientific circles. He is known for his Essay on the strength of timber and other materials (1817, 6th ed., 1867), An elementary investigation of the theory of numbers (1811, his first work), and A new mathematical and philosophical dictionary (1814). His contributions to the Encyclopædia Metropolitana include articles on Geometry, Theory of numbers, Mechanics, Hydrodynamics, Pneumatics, Optics, Astronomy, Magnetism, and Electro-magnetism, as well as this large volume on Manufactures. Hyman, Charles Babbage, p. 105. See: Zeitlinger 1848; DNB, I, pp. 776-779 (Babbage); 1142-1144 (Barlow); DSB, I, pp. 354-357 (Babbage); pp. 459-460 (Barlow).
(Inventory #: SS13436)
You can be confident that when you make a purchase through ABAA.org, the item is sold by an ABAA member in full compliance with our Code of Ethics. Our sellers guarantee your order will be shipped promptly and that all items are as described. Buy with confidence through ABAA.org.