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FIRST EDITION OF ONE OF THE GREAT SCIENTIFIC CLASSICS: "Describes the invention of the air pump and the famous experiment with the Magdeburg hemispheres, in which two teams of eight horses were employed in an attempt to pull apart two copper hemispheres from which the air had been withdrawn. Guericke.....
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ADA LOVELACE’S PERSONAL ANNOTATED COPY OF CHARLES BABBAGE’S FIRST SIGNIFICANT PUBLICATION. A MAJOR MATHEMATICAL TEXT IMPORTANT FOR HER INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT. WITH AT LEAST 35 INK ANNOTATIONS IN LOVELACE’S HAND – THE MAJORITY CORRECTIONS TO MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS – AND AT LEAST 18 PENCIL ANNOTATIONS IN THE HAND OF HER TUTOR.....
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FIRST EDITION, THE EXTREMELY RARE OFFPRINT, OF THE LAST OF MAXWELL'S FIVE IMPORTANT PAPERS ON THE FOUNDATION OF ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY PUBLISHED BETWEEN 1855 AND 1868. WITH AN EXTRAORDINARY PROVENANCE: THIS COPY FROM THE ESTEEMED CAVENDISH LABORATORY, FOUNDED IN 1874 WITH MAXWELL AS ITS FIRST DIRECTOR.
Price: $18,500 .