Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Charles Babbage. The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise. London: 1837. First edition, inscribed.

    More Information: Charles Babbage. The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise. A Fragment. London: John Murray, 1837. First edition, inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "To Mrs Davenport / with the Author's regards." Edward Davies Davenport's bookplate affixed to the front endpaper. Octavo (8.8125 x 5.625 inches; 224 x 143 mm.). [4], 240 pages with single leaf of ads inserted at rear (verso blank). Publisher's cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine. Front joint cracked but holding, backstrip partially detached from spine; paper label browned and worn, with some minor paper loss; spine ends and edges worn; corners bent; front board lightly rubbed with faint discoloration along the lower edge. Free endpapers curling slightly; some over-opening between gatherings. Still, about very good. Charles Babbage was an English engineer, mathematician and philosopher; he invented an early precursor to the digital computer, the difference engine.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2018
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 423

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $250,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $250,000 and $2,500,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,500,000 per lot.

    Sold on Mar 7, 2018 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 30 days left to consign to the 2021 September 26 Autumn Luxury Accessories Signature Auction!

    Learn about consigning with us

    This was my first time dealing with an auction house, and I am 100% completely impressed with Heritage. There is not an aspect of this process that I have a critique for.
    Darryl S.,
    Stuart, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search