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    Tuesday, December 15th, 2015
    University College Cork purchased an inscribed first edition of George Boole’s theory which led to the creation of the internet at the Fonsie Mealy rare book auction in Dublin today.  They paid 11,000 at hammer for the work, which had been estimated at 5,000-7,000.  This year UCC is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of George Boole, their first Professor of Mathematics and inventor of Boolean logic.

    The first 1854 edition of An Investigation into the Laws of Thought published by Walton and Maberly is inscribed to:  “Mrs. Hill, with the Author’s respects”.

    The first edition of Boole's masterpiece.

    The first edition of Boole’s masterpiece.

    boole one

    (See post on for November 9, 2015).