THE FIRST PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION BY BABBAGE OF HIS ANALYTICAL ENGINE, THE FIRST GENERAL PURPOSE COMPUTER.
AN EXTRAORDINARY COPY: FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY BABBAGE TO EMPRESS EUGENIE AND IN A MAGNIFICENT ROYAL PRESENTATION BINDING. More
THE ORIGIN OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS: FIRST EDITIONS, JOURNAL ISSUES, IN ORIGINAL WRAPPERS, OF LUDWIG BOLTZMANN’S ATTEMPTS TO DERIVE THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS FROM THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF MOLECULAR MECHANICS, AND HIS PROPOSAL OF THE “ERGODIC HYPOTHESIS.”. More
FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH of Hamilton’s magnum opus. Hamilton’s invention of quaternions marked "a turning point in the development of mathematics" that "made possible the creation of the general theory of relativity" (Pickering; PMM). More
FIRST EDITION of MacLaurin's most important work, including a strong defense of Isaac Newton and the first full presentation and development of Newton's calculus. The William Jones- Macclesfield copy. More
FIRST EDITION of one of the most important papers in the history of statistics, introducing the ‘chi-squared’ test of goodness of fit, "one of the most useful of all statistical tests" and "one of Pearson's greatest single contributions to statistical methodology" (DSB). More
IMPORTANT PAPERS – IN BOTH OFFPRINT AND JOURNAL FORMATS – RELATED TO VON NEUMANN’S PROOF OF THE ERGODIC THEOREM, A FUNDAMENTAL CONTRIBUTION TO OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF STATISTICAL MECHANICS AND THE ORIGINS OF THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS. More
SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTED WORKS of one of Newton’s most important precursors, John Wallis, Savilian Professor (1649-1703), containing the first printed appearance of Newton’s ideas on fluxions. More