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"As we may think" Contained in: The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. CLXXVI, No. 1, July 1945, pp. 101-8.

By: BUSH, Vannevar (1890-1974).

Price: $800.00

Publisher: Boston:, Atlantic Monthly Co., 1945., 1945


4to. 129 pp. Original maroon & gold printed wrappers; small hole on spine (with minor loss), overall some wear, creasing. Six rubber-stamped dates on p.1. Generally very good. THE GREAT-GRANDFATHER OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB. FIRST EDITION. In this article, "As we may think", Bush introduced the concept of what he called the memex during the 1930s, which is a microfilm-based "device in which an individual stores all his books, records, and communications, and whi... View more info

"Computer software."

By: GILL, Stanley (b. 1926).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: In:, Proceedings of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, Vol. 43, No. 201, August 1970., 1970


8vo. Pages 263-294. [Entire issue: 161-321 pp.] 25 figs. Original printed wrappers. Ex library rubber stamp on top cover, else fine. View more info

"La Telegrafia sin Hilos en Cuba (1899-1916)". Within: Llull: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Tecnicas. Vol. 20, Nº 38, 1997.

By: ALTSHULER, Jose.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: [no place]:, Sociedad Española de Historia de las Ciencias y de las Tecnicas , 1997., 1997


Article pages 443-463. Full issue: 443-853, viii pp. Illus. Original printed wrappers. Fine. ISSN 0210-8615 Paper on the making of telegraph communications between the US and Cuba circa 1899 and 1916. Other articles include: Babini on the first computers in Argentina in 1960; Cervera on European missionaries coming to the Far East in the 16th century; Bueno & Lancharro on Francisco Vera, the eminent Argentinian historian of science; Magallon on Spanish women of science i... View more info

"Maximization of a linear function of variables subject ti kinear inequalities." Within: Activity Analysis of Production and Allocation; Proceedings of a Conference. Edited by Tjalling C. Koopmans. In Cooperation with Armen Alchian, George B. Dantzig, Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen, Paul A. Samuelson, Albert W. Tucker.

By: DANTZIG, George B. (1914-2005).

Price: $350.00

Publisher: New York: & London:, John Wiley & Sons; Chapman & Hall, 1951., 1951


8vo. xiv, 404 pp. Index. Original blue cloth, printed dust-jacket. Near fine. RARE. The Father of Linear Programming and the Inventor of the "Simplex Method" "Dantzig's paper, originally written in 1947 but not published until 1951, was a fundamental application of computers to problems of management and economics. Dantzig was one of three founders (together with John von Neumann and Leonid Kantorovich) of linear programming, a mathematical method used for t... View more info

"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).

Price: $2,500.00

Publisher: 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... View more info

An Algorithm for the Machine Calculation of Complex Fourier Series.

By: COOLEY, James W. (1926- ) & John W. TUKEY (1915-2000).

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: (Providence, RI):, National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council, 1965., 1965


Contained in Mathematics of Computation, Vol. 19, No. 90, pp. 297-301. 8vo. pp. 177-364. Original printed wrappers bound in. Black cloth, printed paper spine label. Institutional exlib stamp on printed wrapper cover, ownership marks on printed covers. Fine. FIRST EDITION. This important work on the fast Fourier transform (FFT) algorithm, which is an efficient algorithm to compute the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) and its inverse. FFTs are of great importance to a wid... View more info

Machines Who Think. A Personal Inquiry into the History and Prospects of Artificial Intelligence.

By: McCORDUCK, Pamela.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: San Francisco:, W. H. Freeman, (1979)., 1979


First edition. 8vo. xiv, 375 pp. Photos, bibliog. Cloth, dust-jacket. FINE. ISBN: 0716710722 First Edition. View more info

Random Wavelets and Cybernetic Systems.

By: ROBINSON, Enders A.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London:, Charles Griffin, (1962)., 1962


Series: Griffin's Statistical Monographs & Courses, No. 9. 8vo. x, 125 pp. Figs., index; light foxing. Printed wrappers. Very good. INKED PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION BY THE AUTHOR TO DAVID MIDDLETON. Provenance: David Middleton (b. 1920) is a consulting physicist, applied mathematician, educator and author who is an internationally recognized pioneer in statistical communication theory, a field in which he has been active for more than fifty years. He is author of Topics i... View more info

The analytical engine, computers - past, present and future.

By: BERNSTEIN, Jeremy.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York:, Random House, (1964)., 1964


Small 8vo. xi, 113 pp. Index. Blind-stamped black cloth, gilt spine, dust-jacket; jacket spine lightly faded, else fine. View more info

The Computer, from Pascal to von Neumann.

By: GOLDSTINE, Herman H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Princeton:, Princeton University Press, (1972)., 1972


8vo. x, 378 pp. Illus., appendix, index. Silver-stamped black cloth, dust jacket; jacket edges lightly worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. ISBN: 0691081042 Dust jacket present. View more info

The Computer. From Pascal to von Neumann.

By: GOLDSTINE, Herman H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Princeton:, Princeton University Press, (1972)., 1972


8vo. x, 378 pp. Photos, illus., index. Cloth, dust-jacket; jacket extremities rubbed. Very good. View more info

The Elements of Artificial Intelligence: An Introduction Using LISP.

By: TANIMOTO, Steven L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: (Rockville, MD):, Computer Science Press, (1987)., 1987


Series: Principles of Computer Science Series. 8vo. xxii, 530 pp. Numerous figs. and charts, bibliog., 2 indexes. White-stamped cloth, dust jacket. Floppy disk laid in. Ownership signature of Joseph Juarez. Very good. ISBN: 0881751138 Dust jacket present. View more info

The Ordering of Time from the ancient computers to the modern computer. Translated from the German by Andrew Winnard.

By: BORST, Arno.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago:, University of Chicago Press, (1993).,


8vo. ix, 168 pp. 25 illus., index. Printed wrappers. Fine. View more info

The Works of Charles Babbage. Edited by Martin Campbell-Kelly.

By: BABBAGE, Charles.

Price: $700.00

Publisher: New York:, New York University Press, (1989)., 1989


11 Volumes. 8vo. Figs., index. Full gilt stamped blue cloth. FINE. FIRST EDITION. The complete works of this pioneer mathematician and statistician. Babbage is the father of the modern computer, and worked tirelessly on advancing machinery to reduce human involvement. This comprehensive and attractive set includes all of his most celebrated papers on early calculating machines as well as many others that display the breadth of his talent and interests. DSB. First Editio... View more info