Sale location: NEW YORK.
Sale date: February 23, 2005.
Title, description: The Origins of Cyberspace
A library on the History of Computing, Networking and Telecommunications
The Jeremy M. Norman collection. Includes an interesting Timeline of Cyberspace items offered in this unusual catalog.
This unique collection of rare books, manuscripts, technical reports and ephemera documenting the foundations of the convergence of computing, networking and telecommunications that eventually resulted in the Internet. The materials were collected by Jeremy Norman, a Northern Californian book dealer, and include manuals, sketches, journal entries, correspondence and memoranda, publications, punch cards and a host of related miscellany. Top lots of the sale are lot 33, Meanbrea, Luigi Federico 'Sketch of the Analytical Engine ... with notes by the translator. Outline of plans for development of electronic computers, 1946 - the founding document of the electronic computer industry and lot 16, Charles Babbage, a letter to Sir Humphry Davy and much more.
Lots 1-255, full color, 245 pages.