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

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

    as applied to the Moral and Political Sciences (...) Translated from the French by Olinthus Gregory Downes.
    First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846. An inscribed presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Comp[limen]ts". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874), who was "enormously influential in his day, in Britain and France as well as in his native Belgium. Learn More
    £1,100

    Date of Publication: 1849

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 96972

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