London: Science and Art Department of the Educational Division of the South Kensington Museum, 1872.
Octavo, [ii]. 8 pp. with a wood-engraved frontispiece illustrating "a small portion of Mr Babbage's Difference Engine"; original printed grey wrappers.
Rare description of Charles Babbage's first proto-computer, written and illustrated by his oldest son, following the inventor's death late in 1871. Benjamin Herschel Babbage, engineer, scientist and explorer, was a significant figure in South Australia from the 1850s. Babbage's Calculating Machine was subsequently moved to the London Science Museum.
Norman, Origins of Cyberspace, 96.
Price (AUD): $650.00 other currencies Ref: #4107489