Category: Modern First Editions

FASTER THAN THOUGHT: The Ferranti Nimrod Digital Computer. A brief survey of the field of digital computing with specific reference to the Ferranti Nimrod computer. Stock code: 14007

Author / Artist:

Ferranti; [Computer Science]


First edition of the first book devoted to a computer game. Publisher's original olive green stapled card covers, printed in black. 12mo. 40pp. An excellent near fine copy, the binding firm with light rubbing at the extremities, the contents are clean and bright throughout and without previous owner's inscriptions or stamps. With the original Science Exhibition Festival of Britain bookmark loosely laid in. Very scarce institutionally and in commerce.




The first book devoted to a computer game, the Ferranti Nimrod launched and was available for purchase at the 1951 Festival of Britain. The computer ran a digital version of 'NIM', the ancient logic game which member's of the public were encouraged to play and at least one of which, Dr. Alan Turing emerged victorious. The booklet suggests capabilities for the Nimrod far beyond the computer game.