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ERWIN TOMASH'S COPY

COMRIE, L[eslie] J[ohn]. Scientific computing service.

London. L. J. Comrie, [1937]. First edition.
8vo. 8pp. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed wrappers. A trifle creased, inked ownership inscription to head of upper wrapper. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to verso of upper wrapper.
A pamphlet announcing the establishment of Leslie John Comrie's (1893- 1950) pioneering new business, the Scientific Computing Service; founded in 1936, it specialised in mass mechanical calculation and computation, and was thus the world's first private company established for scientific computing.

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 157.
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 22398