An Investigation of the Laws of Thought,

Boole (George)

An Investigation of the Laws of Thought,

on which are founded the mathematical theories of logic and probabilities.

Description: FIRST EDITION, third issue, cancel title-page, stamp on the title-page of the Intermediate Education Board for Ireland, occasional light foxing, more substantial foxing to free endpapers, very occasional minor black marking and creasing, pp. [ii], vi, 424, 8vo, publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt, very good

Publication Details: [Dublin]: Macmillan, 1854

Notes: This issue consists of sheets of the first printing of 1854, which had been first issued with a title page carrying the imprint of Walton and Maberly alongside Macmillan, and issued a second time with a moved errata slip; this third issue has a cancel title-page naming Macmillan alone as the publishers. The book was printed in Dublin, though the new title page does not reveal this. Boole's most important work, the book sets out what is now known as 'Boolean algebra', reducing logic to algebraic formulations, which would be the cornerstone of the information age and the binary system. ...more

Bibliography: (Origins of Cyberspace, p.77; Goldstine: The computer from Pascal to von Neumann, p.35-38)

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Price: £3,500

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1854

Stock Number: 60981

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