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"On a criterion which may serve to test various theories of inheritance." In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Vol. LXXIII.

By: PEARSON, Karl (1857-1936).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London:, Harrison and Sons, 1904., 1904


8vo. Pages 262-280. [Entire volume: viii, 548 pp.] 2 diagrams, tables. Original blind-stamped navy cloth, gilt spine; re-backed, new end-leaves. Ex library copy, paper spine label removed. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Francis Galton was influenced by Darwin's belief that inheritance is conditioned by a blending mechanism. Galton propounded his law of ancestral heredity, which set the average contribution of each parent at 1/4, of each grandparent at 1/16, and so forth. Pearson ... View more info

"The mathematics of intelligence. I. The sampling errors in the theory of a generalised factor."

By: PEARSON, Karl (1857-1936) & Margaret MOUL.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: In:, Biometrika, Vol. XIX, Parts I and II, July, 1927., 1927


8vo. Pages (246)-291. [Entire volume: v, 442 pp.] 2 diagrams, tables; a few pages (in contents pages) expertly repaired. Later black buckram, gilt spine. Ex library copy, paper spine label removed. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This volume includes a number of papers by Karl Pearson, most notably a piece on "The mathematics of intelligence," which is an attack on Charles Spearman. See: DSB, X, pp. 447-473; Stigler, The History of statistics, passim. First Edition. View more info

A chapter in population sampling.

By: United States, Bureau of the Census.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D. C.:, GPO, 1947., 1947


235 x 152 mm. 8vo. vi, 141 pp. Charts and tables. Red cloth. Very good. View more info

Bibliography of Statistical Literature 1950-1958.

By: KENDALL, Maurice G.; Alison G. DOIG.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York:, Arno Press, 1981., 1981


Series: The Development of Science, Sources for the History of Science. First published 1962. 8vo. xii, 297 pp. Beige/tan cloth stamped in red. Fine. ISBN: 0405138822 View more info

Dodeligheten og dens Arsaker I Norge 1856-1955. Trend of Mortality and Causes of Death in Norway 1856-1955.

By: BACKER, Julie E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Oslo:, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1961., 1961


Statistisk Sentralbyra, Central Bureau of Statistics of Norway, 1961. Head of title: Samfunnsokonomiske Studier nr. 10. 8vo. 246 pp. 160 tables and 54 diagrams. Original printed wrappers. Ex-library bookplate, embossed stamp on title, upper cover with library label. Scarce. Includes summary in English (pp. 235-46). View more info

Frequency-curves and correlation.

By: ELDERTON, W. Palin.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London:, Charles & Edwin Layton, [1906]., 1906


8vo. xiii, 172 pp. Illus., tables, index. Original green cloth; spine ends chipped, inner hinges cracked. Ex library rubber stamp and ownership signature on title. Very good. FIRST EDITION. This work is a detailed description of the basis and practical application of modern statistical methods associated with Professor Karl Pearson. It explains frequency-curves using illustrations of their use based on actuarial data. First Edition. View more info

Geschichte der Statistik. Ein quellenmässiges Handbuch für den akademischen Gebrauch wie für den Selbstunterricht. Erster teil, Von dem Ursprung der Statistik bis auf Quetelet.

By: JOHN, Vinzenz.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Wiesbaden:, Martin Sändig, 1968., 1968


8vo. XV, 376 pp. Index. Gilt-stamped blue cloth. Very good +. View more info

Introduction to the Theory of Probability and Statistics.

By: ARLEY, Niels & K. Rander BUCH.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: New York & London:, John Wiley & Sons and Chapman & Hall, (1953)., 1953


Series: Applied Mathematics Series. Second printing. 8vo. xi, 238 pp. 21 figs., tables, 2 appendixes, bibliog., index. Gilt-stamped navy cloth; rubbed. Ownership inscriptions of Raymond T. Hobson. Very good. View more info

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Recherches sur la probabilite des jugements en matiere criminelle et en matiere civile, precedees des regles generales du calcul des probabilites.

By: POISSON, Simeon-Denis (1781-1840).

Price: $4,000.00

Publisher: Paris:, Bachelier, 1837., 1837


4to. [4], ix, [3], 415, [1] pp. Half title; light foxing within. Original quarter dark green gilt-stamped calf, marbled boards; extremities worn. Very good. PROVENANCE: SIGNATURE OF KARL PEARSON (1857-1936). KARL PEARSON'S COPY WITH HIS BOLD SIGNATURE. First edition of the work that presented Poisson's 'Law of large numbers.' "He improved Laplace's work by relating it explicitly to Jacob Sernoulli's fundamental theorem and by showing that the invariance in the prior... View more info

Statistical methods in research and production with special reference to the chemical industry.

By: DAVIES, Owen L., editor.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh:, Oliver & Boyd; New York: Hafner, 1957., 1957


253 x 165 mm. 8vo. x, 396 pp. Tables, illus., indexes. Blue cloth. Ownership rubber stamp. Very good. View more info

The Conceptual Foundations of the Statistical Approach in Mechanics. Translated by Michael J. Moravcsik.

By: EHRENFEST, Paul; Tatiana EHRENFEST.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ithaca, NY:, Cornell University Press, (1959).,


8vo. xvi, 114 pp. Bibliography. Blue paper-backed boards, gilt-stamped spine, glassine dust-jacket; some offsetting, jacket foot and rear corner torn. Ownership signature. Very good. RELATIVELY RARE IN JACKET. View more info

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The Nature and Laws of Chance. Containing, among other Particulars, The Solutions of several abstruse and important Problems. . . the whole after a new, general. . .

By: SIMPSON, Thomas (1710-1761).

Price: $5,500.00

Publisher: London:, Printed by Edward Cave, 1740., 1740

Inscription: Signed


First edition. 8vo. [2], iv, 85, [1]; [2], iv, [5]-216; [v], x, "[liv]", [2]; 103, [1] pp. Frontispiece (Stuart), 3 folding engraved plates – the three folded plates are signed: "J. Mynde sc."; the frontispiece is signed "I Fayram inven. deli et sculp."; small stab-holes deep in gutter (center) pp. 95-216 (Fluxions). Modern full calf with gilt-extra tooled spine and compartments, black title label, preserving original endleaves. Early armor... View more info

Traite elementaire de Statique, A l'usage des Ecoles de la Marine. Troisième edition.

By: MONGE, Gaspard (1746-1818).

Price: $190.00

Publisher: Paris:, Baudouin, [1799]., 1799


8vo. 200 pp. 5 folding engraved plates. Original mauve paste-paper over boards; extremities quite worn. Title ink signature of Chartel[?] Sargent. Very good. Monge was a French mathematician, and the inventor of descriptive geometry. View more info