BABBAGE, CHARLES. 1791-1871. Mr. Babbage's invention: Copies of the Correspondence between the Lord's Commissioners of his Majesty's treasury and the President and Council of the Royal Society, Relative to an Invention of Mr. Babbage. London: House of Commons, May 22, 1823.

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BABBAGE, CHARLES. 1791-1871.
Mr. Babbage's invention: Copies of the Correspondence between the Lord's Commissioners of his Majesty's treasury and the President and Council of the Royal Society, Relative to an Invention of Mr. Babbage. London: House of Commons, May 22, 1823.

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BABBAGE, CHARLES. 1791-1871.
Mr. Babbage's invention: Copies of the Correspondence between the Lord's Commissioners of his Majesty's treasury and the President and Council of the Royal Society, Relative to an Invention of Mr. Babbage. London: House of Commons, May 22, 1823.
Folio (330 x 207 mm). 8 pp including docketed title on verso of final leaf. Disbound, custom cloth folder and black levant-backed slipcase. Some light spots and faint dampstain to one corner.

FIRST OFFPRINT EDITION, paginated [1]-6. Reprints the letters that led to Babbage receiving funding to construct his Difference Engine. Hook & Norman Origins of Cyberspace 31.
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