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COMRIE, L[eslie] J[ohn]. Calculating machines. Being appendix III to L. R. Connor's Statistics in Theory and Practice.

London. Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, 1938. First offprint edition.
8vo. 349-371pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed powder blue wrappers. A trifle marked. Erwin Tomash's copy, though not identified as such.
The first offprint edition, extracted from L. R. Connor's Statistics in Theory and Practice, of a tutorial by Leslie John Comrie (1893-1950) on the different types of calculating machine on the market, from simple adding machines to the latest IBM multiplying punch.

From the recently dispersed library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), American engineer recognised for his early pioneering work with computer equipment peripherals. His library consisted of over 3,000 books and manuscripts relevant to the history of computation, from medieval and renaissance works on arithmetic, finger-reckoning and the abacus, to the birth in the twentieth century of theoretical and practical computer science under Alan Turing.
Tomash C 139.
£ 125.00 Antiquates Ref: 24010