London: Royal Society of London, 1870. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. iv, , v, , 608, 50 [plates] pp. 4to. Recent brown three quarter leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp on title page, and occurring sporadically within. Pages were trimmed when rebound. Very Good.
Paper explains Jevons' theory of a "logical piano" that would operated in the same way as early computers developed in the 20th century. Jevons' plans for the "logical piano" illustrated in thirteen figures detailed on Plates XXXII-XXXIV. This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous plates.