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THE PREPARATION OF PROGRAMS FOR AN ELECTRONIC DIGITAL COMPUTER With special reference to the EDSAC and the use of a library of subroutines ( The First Text Book on COMPUTER PROGRAMMING ) by Maurice V. Wilkes Director of the Mathematical Laboratory of the University of Cambridge David J. Wheeler and Stanley Gill First Edition 1951
Published by the Addison Wesley Press in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1951 this is the First Edition the first text book written on the subject of Computers and Computer Programming by Maurice Wilkes along with Wheeler & Gill. The book is bound in the original brown cloth titled in gilt to the spine, internally illustrated with two photographs, old label fixed to the base of the title page for “Science Computing Service Limited” of 27 Bedford Square London who were the sole agents for selling this book in Britain, 9.25 inches tall approx., 167 pages plus preface and index. The covers have some mild shelf rubbing wear to spine ends and corners, mild corner bumps, internally endpapers browned with neat former ownership name to front endpaper there has been one hand correction in pencil (pictured) to one of the equations there is some noticeable brown spotting to margin of page 8 with some mild show through on page 7 (please see pictures) else contents in good general condition A GENERALLY VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT BOOK ON COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
Author Maurice V. Wilkes
Publisher Addison Wesley Press in Cambridge Massachusetts