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On the theory of probability, applied to random straight lines.

By: CROFTON, M. W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: In:, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. XVI, No. 99, (1868).: 1868

Seller ID: S3108


217 x 140 mm. 8vo. Pages 266-269. [Entire issue: 249-269 pp.] Original printed wrappers; top cover soiled, else fine. View more info

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The Empire of Chance; how probability changed science and everyday life.

By: GIGERENZER, Gerd; Zeno SWIJTINK; Theodore PORTER; Lorraine DASTON; John BEATTY; Lorenz KRUGER.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, Cambridge University Press, (1989).: 1989

Seller ID: S12549

ISBN: 0521331153


First edition. Series: Ideas in context. 8vo. xvii, 340 pp. Illus., indexes. Gilt-stamped green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket slightly worn along edges. Near fine. [br] ISBN: 0521331153 FIRST EDITION. "This book tells how quantitative ideas of chance have transformed the natural and social sciences as well as everyday life over the past three centuries. A continuous narrative connects the earliest application of probability and statistics in gambling and insurance to the most recent forays into law, medicine, polling, and baseball. Separate chapters explore the theoretical and methodological... View more info

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Letters Addressed to H. R. H. the Grand Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha on the Theory of Probabilities.

By: QUETELET, Lambert Adolphe Jacques (1796-1874).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London:, Charles & Edwin Layton, 1849.: 1849

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: S13082


8vo. xvi, 309 pp. Tables. Original blind-stamped brown cloth, by Lewis (binder's ticket at rear); rebacked, new spine label. Fine. Inscribed by the translator Olinthus Gregory Downes, "To J.J. Sylvester Esq, F.R.S., with the translator's best respects." Bookplate of Percy Alexander MacMahon (engraved by C.M. Patt, R.E. 1904). Bookplate of the Francis Galton Laboratory; initials of Florence Nightingale David, 1945. REMARKABLE PROVENANCE. First edition in English, originally issued in Brussels, 1846. This is a translation of Lettres a S.A.R. le duc regnant de Saxe-Cobourg et Gotha sur l... View more info