A Treatise on Probability.London, Macmillan, 1921 Stock Code: 124615
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of this mathematical-philosophical work, the subject of Keynes'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 contains a useful bibliography of some 600 works on probability.
Octavo. Original publisher's cloth, spine ruled and lettered in gilt.
Later ownership inscription on pastedown. Spine lightly marked, extremities a little worn, rear hinge cracked and discreetly glued, else a very good copy.
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