On some new methods of investigating the sums of several classes of infinite series. Prepublication offprint. Charles Babbage.

On some new methods of investigating the sums of several classes of infinite series. Prepublication offprint.

Publisher Information: London: Bulmer, 1819. Babbage, Charles. On some new methods of investigating the sums of several classes of infinite series. Prepublication offprint from Philosophical Transactions 109 (1819). London: William Bulmer and Co., 1819. Modern quarter calf. [2], 34pp. 265 x 210 mm. Fine. Book Id: 39052

First edition, prepublication offprint issue. "Babbage brings his great powers of inventiveness to this subject [i.e., infinite series] but like many of his contemporaries, appeared insensitive to problems arising out of convergence, and accepted unquestioningly several absurd results" (Dubbey 1978, 135-36). This is a prepublication printing, with separate pagination and the notice on the verso of the title. Van Sinderen 1980, no. 11. Origins of Cyberspace 23.

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