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KEYNES, John Maynard.

A Treatise on Probability.

Published: London: Macmillan, 1921

Stock code: 84587

Price: £1,000

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First edition, first impression of this mathematical-philosophical work, the subject of Keyne’s fellowship dissertation, in which he sought to establish a mathematical basis for probability theory as Russell and Whitehead had done for symbolic logic. Russell wrote of this work “the mathematical calculus is astonishingly powerful, considering the very restricted premises which form its foundation … the book as a whole is one which it is impossible to praise too highly” (quoted in DSB). The work is also important for its bibliography of some 600 works on probability.

Octavo. Original publisher’s cloth, spine ruled and lettered gilt. Errata slip tipped in at page 423. Ownership inscription to the front free endpaper. A very good copy.

Bibliography: Moggridge A3.1.

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