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  1. 149649
    COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Exposition de la théorie des chances et des probabilités.

    Paris : 1843

    First edition of Cournot's major work on the basis of probability theory and its application to the social sciences.

    "His book of 1843 was a text with the dual purpose of teaching the non-mathematician the rules of the calculus of probability and of dissipating the obscurities on the delicate subject of probability. He stressed the distinction... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 149649

  2. Symbolic Logic.
    VENN, John. Symbolic Logic.

    London : 1881

    First edition of the work containing Venn's celebrated "diagrams", a visual tool for representing logical and mathematical classes. Symbolic Logic was written as an attempt to expand and clarify Boolean algebra. In discussing his own logical diagrams, Venn reviews the techniques of Leibniz and Euler. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 149552

  3. 146657
    FREGE, Gottlob. Function und Begriff.

    Jena : 1891

    First edition of one of three short works written by Frege between the publication of his Begriffschrift (1879) and his Grundsetze der Arithmetik (1893-1903), in which he expounds essential improvements on the former. Together with his other two papers, Über Sinn und Bedeutung (1892) and Über Begriff und Gegenstand (1892), Function und Begriff was... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 146657

  4. 149049
    BACHELIER, Louis. Calcul des probabilities.

    Paris : 1912

    First edition of Bachelier's extensive notes from his lectures on probability, given during his professorship at the Sorbonne from 1909 to 1914.

    "Apparently Bachelier was aware of the importance of his contributions. He wrote in his curriculum vitae ("Notice" of 1924) that his book Calcul des Probabilités, published in 1912, was the first that... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 149049

  5. On the Symbols of Logic, the Theory of the Syllogism, and in Particular of the Copula,
    MORGAN, Augustus de. On the Symbols of Logic, the Theory of the Syllogism, and in Particular of the Copula,

    Cambridge : 1850

    First separate edition, presentation copy with "From the Author" stamped to title page; from the celebrated computing library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), with his booklabel to front free endpaper. Published in the Transactions of the Cambridge Philosophical Society and here printed separately, Morgan expands on the pioneering work set forth in his... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 149388

  6. Formal Logic: or, The Calculus of Inference, Necessary and Probable.
    MORGAN, Augustus de. Formal Logic: or, The Calculus of Inference, Necessary and Probable.

    London : 1847

    First edition, from the celebrated computing library of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), with his booklabel to front pastedown. This copy part of the "cheap issue", using the unsold sheets of the original edition with later advertisements and with the reduced price of 6 shillings and 6 pence stamped at the foot of the spine.

    De Morgan was one of the... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 149352

  7. Formal Logic (1847).
    MORGAN, Augustus de. Formal Logic (1847).

    London : 1926

    First edition under Taylor's editorship, textually following closely the first edition of 1847; with the booklabel to front pastedown of Erwin Tomash (1921-2012), who worked to develop military computers to crack code, and built a celebrated computing library.

    De Morgan was one of the founders of modern mathematical logic; Formal Logic is his... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 149350

  8. London's Dreadful Visitation:
    BILLS OF MORTALITY; GREAT PLAGUE OF LONDON - COMPANY OF PARISH CLERKS OF LONDON. London's Dreadful Visitation:

    London : 1665

    First edition, the rarer "20th of December" issue, complete with the folding table. This weekly register of deaths and burials for the year 1665 provides a "valuable and vivid record" of the great plague of London (Norman); the summary bill records that of the 97,306 persons buried in the parishes of London at this time, 68,596 (roughly 70) died of... Learn More
    £37,500.00

    Stock Code: 148683

  9. An Intire System of Arithmetic: or Arithmetic in all its Parts.
    HATTON, Edward. An Intire System of Arithmetic: or Arithmetic in all its Parts.

    London : 1721

    First edition of Hatton's mathematical manual, with Isaac Newton listed as one of the subscribers, accompanied by an original contemporary poem entitled "On Sir Isaac Newton" written in manuscript on the front pastedown by its author and this copy's former owner, Thomas Dod of Edge, Cheshire.

    Praising Newton for his "more than human intellect",... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 122034

  10. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.
    BOLZANO, Bernard. Wissenschaftslehre. Versuch einer ausführlichen und größtentheils neuen Darstellung der Logik mit einer Rücksicht auf deren bisherige Bearbeiter.

    Sulzbach : 1837

    First edition of this masterwork by Bolzano, "a towering figure in the epistemology, logic, and methodology of the first half of the nineteenth century" (Encyclopedia of Philosophy I, p. 338).

    Bernard Bolzano (1781-1848) was a Roman Catholic priest and professor of the philosophy of religion at the University of Prague. "If there is any one predecessor... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 146120

  11. Principia Mathematica.
    WHITEHEAD, Alfred North, & Bertrand Russell. Principia Mathematica.

    Cambridge : 1910-12-13

    First editions, a rare complete set of Whitehead and Russell's Principia Mathematica. The first volume was printed in 750 copies and, due to the disappointing sales, the publishers reduced the printings of volumes II and III to 500 copies each, so that only 500 complete sets in first edition are possible.

    Principia Mathematica is the authors'... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 139071

  12. Kort, dog duidelyk onderwys van't Italiaansch boekhouden …
    AUBERT, J. P. Kort, dog duidelyk onderwys van't Italiaansch boekhouden …

    Amsterdam : 1782

    Revised and enlarged fourth edition, first published in 1760, of this guide to Italian book-keeping, teaching the basic principles, with a section relating to book-keeping for ship owners. The work contains an innovation by Aubert, a "Convoy book", which lists goods under the name of the Captain and the ship. The work also contains real-life accounts... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 104912

  13. The Game of Logic.
    CARROLL, Lewis. The Game of Logic.

    London : 1887

    Second (first published) edition. This edition is dated a year later than the first edition (as with Alice's Adventures in Wonderland), which was rejected by Dodgson due to the poor printing quality. Accompanying the book are a playing board marked in a lattice pattern and coloured counters; Dodgson's aim with the game card was to depict syllogistic... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 146033

  14. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.
    BACHELIER, Louis. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition of this popularization of Bachelier's work on speculation. Bachelier summarized his main idea in a single sentence - "The mathematical expectation of the speculator is zero."

    Louis Bachelier (1870-1946) was an eminent French mathematician and a pioneer in the study of financial mathematics. During his studies at the Sorbonne he... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143405

  15. Mathematical Interpretation of Formal Systems.
    SKOLEM, Thoralf, et al. Mathematical Interpretation of Formal Systems.

    Amsterdam : 1955

    First edition, first printing, collecting the lectures delivered at the symposium on "mathematical interpretation of formal systems", at Amsterdam in September 1954. The contributors are Th. Skolem, G. Hasenjaeger, G. Kreisel, A. Robinson, Hao Wang, L. Henkin, and J. Los. Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 145778

  16. Exposition d'un nouveau principe général de dynamique,
    BUQUOY, Georg Franz August Graf von. Exposition d'un nouveau principe général de dynamique,

    Paris : [1815]

    First edition of this scarce work on mechanics by the Czech mathematician and inventor Count Buquoy (1781-1851). WorldCat locates just fourteen copies in institutional holdings worldwide (nine in European libraries and five outside Europe, all in the US).

    "Buquoy was the first who investigated mechanical systems with a varying mass. In 1812 he... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 126557

  17. An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics.
    YULE, George Udny. An Introduction to the Theory of Statistics.

    London : 1911

    First edition of the influential mathematician's work on statistics, the standard textbook for the subject and his most popular work. The book, which was part of Griffin's Scientific Series and by 1932 had run through ten editions, was developed from a series of lectures which Yule delivered as the Newmarch lecturer at University College, London between... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 119912

  18. The Exact Surveyor:
    EYRE, John. The Exact Surveyor:

    London : 1654

    First and sole edition, first issue (with the author's initial only given on the title page) of this scarce surveying manual, an online search of institutional libraries records just 12 locations, and only a single complete copy shows at auction since the celebrated C. E. Kenney sales of 1965-8 (the Macclesfield copy, in later boards, Sotheby's 2004).... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 145024

  19. Die göttliche Ordnung in denen Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts,
    SÜSSMILCH, Johann Peter. Die göttliche Ordnung in denen Veränderungen des menschlichen Geschlechts,

    Berlin : 1761-1762-1776

    Second, enlarged edition of this pioneering work in the history of statistics (first published as a single volume in 1741), together with the first edition of the posthumously published supplementary third volume.

    Die göttliche Ordnung is Süssmilch's pioneering and seminal work in demography and the history of population statistics. "He sought... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 144932

  20. Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis.
    COHEN, Paul J. Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis.

    New York and Amsterdam : 1966

    First edition, first printing, of Cohen's Harvard lectures from Spring 1965, in which he gives a very readable introduction to both Set Theory and his remarkable results; the proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis, a discovery for which he won a Fields medal in 1966. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 142682

  21. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,
    ARAGO, François. Annuaire pour l'an 1842,

    Paris : 1842

    Second edition, the only procurable one, presentation copy inscribed by Arago on the title page to "James Watt, de la part de son ami F. Arago". The recipient is James Watt (17691848), son of the renowned Scottish inventor of the same name for whom Arago wrote his Historical Eloge, which was read at the Academy of Sciences in 1834.

    The French... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141018

  22. Science at the Crossroads.
    DINGLE, Herbert. Science at the Crossroads.

    London : 1972

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to "Desmond King-Hele, with kindest regards and best thanks, for unique help (p.74), Herbert Dingle." Professor Dingle questions Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity, in that just because the mathematics are impeccably sound, other forces of nature should be taken into consideration and uses... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 141578

  23. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.
    HARRISON, John. The Principles of Mr. Harrison's Time-Keeper, with plates of the same.

    London : 1767

    First edition of the primary account of the invention of the marine chronometer, which revolutionized the science of navigation. "There was no comparable advance in navigational aids until the development of radar in the twentieth century" (Norman).

    In 1714, the Board of Longitude offered a substantial reward of 20,000 to anyone who could find... Learn More
    £100,000.00

    Stock Code: 138402

  24. Lettres de L. Euler à une princesse d'Allemagne.
    EULER; COURNOT, Antoine Augustin. Lettres de L. Euler à une princesse d'Allemagne.

    Paris : 1842

    First edition of Cournot's annotated version of Euler's Lettres à une princesse d'Allemagne, originally published in Saint Petersburg between 1768 and 1772. Euler, the great Swiss mathematician, studied under Johann Bernoulli, and was a member of the academies of Saint Petersburg and Berlin. Written in an absorbing and popular manner, his Lettres... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 128948

  25. A beruházások matematikai programozása. [Mathematical Programming of Investments.]
    KORNAI, János. A beruházások matematikai programozása. [Mathematical Programming of Investments.]

    Budapast : 1962

    First edition, first impression, of one of the earliest economic publications to use the method of linear programming. WorldCat locates nine copies in total: three apiece in Hungary and the US, two in Germany, and one in Switzerland.

    The Hungarian economist János Kornai (b. 1928) was the first economist behind the Iron Curtain to publish critical... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 140387

  26. "Symposium on automatic digital computation" del National Physycal Laboratory, Teddington. (Londra, 25-28 marzo 1953.)
    DE FINETTI, Bruno; G. Rodinò; N. Kitz. "Symposium on automatic digital computation" del National Physycal Laboratory, Teddington. (Londra, 25-28 marzo 1953.)

    Rome : 1954

    Original offprint, number 403 in the series of publications of the Instituto per le applicazioni del calcolo. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 135238

  27. Logique Mathématique.
    PEANO, Giuseppe. Logique Mathématique.

    Turin : 1897.

    First edition. An extended presentation of Peano's approach to mathematical logic, which he delivered at the first International Congress of Mathematicians in Zurich. Although this section of the Formulaire "is now of no more than historical interest... the credit for introducing the essential notions and symbols belongs to Peano, as Russell himself... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 135241

  28. Notations de logique mathématique.
    PEANO, Giuseppe. Notations de logique mathématique.

    Turin : 1894

    First edition. This paper serves as an introduction to Peano's famous Formulario project, the first edition of which was published the following year. Peano had introduced his his famous system of logical notation in 1889. He "was interested primarily in the clear presentation of mathematical results, and it was for this purpose, rather than for philosophical... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 135239

  29. An Introduction to Arithmetic. Designed for the Use of Young Ladies. By William Butler, Private Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography.
    BUTLER, William. An Introduction to Arithmetic. Designed for the Use of Young Ladies. By William Butler, Private Teacher of Writing, Accounts, and Geography.

    London : [1806]

    A reworking of the author's 1784 and 1788 publications, with a companion work of exercises. The first part has only 4 prefatory pages of letterpress dated November, 1806, in which Butler claims to have printed over 4000 copies of his text:

    "In the course of nearly forty years attendance on ladies' schools, I have frequently observed, that their... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 137843

  30. Tableaux du système métrique accompagnés d'un livret explicatif.
    TARNIER, Étienne Auguste. Tableaux du système métrique accompagnés d'un livret explicatif.

    Paris : 1865

    First edition of this striking exposition of the metric system, with the colour tables illustrating the system's measuring instruments, and the units of measurements of surface, volume, liquids, and weight, its application for measuring grain and other dry matter, and finally the metric system of coinage, illustrated with the coins of Napoleon III.... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 138436

  31. Elogio storico di Da. Maria Gaetana Agnesi
    AGNESI, Maria Gaetana - FRISI, Antonio Francesco. Elogio storico di Da. Maria Gaetana Agnesi

    Milan : 1799

    First edition of "the most valuable source of information" (Mazzotti, p. 658) on the life of the Italian mathematician Maria Gaetana Agnesi, the first woman to publish a mathematical work. Written by her friend Antonio Frisi and published the year of her death, it is the earliest biographical work about her. Though relatively well represented institutionally... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 138353

  32. On the application of mathematics to political economy.
    EDGEWORTH, F. Y. On the application of mathematics to political economy.

    London : 1899

    First edition, exceptionally scarce, with WorldCat recording just one copy at the Universite de Lausanne. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 126591

  33. Mathematical Psychology of War.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand, & Lewis F. Richardson. Mathematical Psychology of War.

    Oxford : 1919

    First edition of Richardson's first and pioneering paper on the subject, containing Russell's 20-line contribution, "Problem: To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War" (pp. 15-16). It was published at the author's own expense, costing him 35 for 300 copies total. In this fifty-page essay the mathematician and pacifist Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135563

  34. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.
    MOORE, Sir Jonas. Modern Fortification: or, Elements of Military Architecture.

    London : 1673

    First edition, uncommon, just five locations on Library Hub, WorldCat adds ten. As a boy Jonas Moore (1627-79) "became a clerk in Durham city" (Taylor), but resolved to follow a career in mathematics, in which ambition he was encouraged by the prominent local Shuttleworth family of Gawthorpe Hall. Brought to the attention of Charles I "when the king... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 126903

  35. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;
    BERTHELOT, Claude-François. Le Mécanique appliquée aux arts, aux manufactures, à l'agriculture et à la guerre;

    Paris : 1782

    First edition. Described on the title as "Ingénieur-Mécanicien du Roi", Berthelot (1718-1800) rose from humble origins to the professorship of mathematics in the Military School in Paris, where in 1763 he invented a famous gun carriage for use in coastal artillery, though the invention was generally credited to Gribeauval who was largely responsible... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 108958

  36. Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age;
    PRICE, Richard. Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age;

    London : 1792

    Fifth edition. Price was "working on this edition at the time of his death, and had seen the revised version of the first volume through the press, but it was left to his nephew, William Morgan, to complete the second and write the General Introduction. In his introduction to the fifth edition Morgan noted that it contains a new table for the life of... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 135492

  37. Principles of the Theory of Probability.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Principles of the Theory of Probability.

    Chicago : 1939

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead on the front free endpaper: "To Professor A. N. Whitehead with the esteem of Ernest Nagel". The English philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947) was a seminal figure in process philosophy, and together with Bertrand Russell, wrote... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 132994

  38. Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano matematico del secolo decimoterzo. Notizie raccolte.
    FIBONACCI - BONCOMPAGNI, Baldassare. Della vita e delle opere di Leonardo Pisano matematico del secolo decimoterzo. Notizie raccolte.

    Rome : 1852

    Original offprint, giving an account of the life and works of Leonardo Pisano, better known as Fibonacci (1170-1240), whose Liber abaci (1202) was the first European work to introduce Indian and Arabian mathematics. His name is known to modern mathematicians mainly because of the Fibonacci sequence, derived from a problem in the Liber abaci.

    "Much... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 121647

  39. La Dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi della probabilitá della vita, delle pensioni vitalizie, reversioni, tontine, ec.
    MOIVRE, Abraham de; Roberto Gaeto, translator & prefator. La Dottrina degli azzardi applicata ai problemi della probabilitá della vita, delle pensioni vitalizie, reversioni, tontine, ec.

    Milan : 1776

    First edition in Italian of part of de Moivre's early and important contribution to the calculus of games of chance and probability theory, one of the first instructional texts on the subject, which together with the works of Montmort and Bernoulli was one of the most important books written on the subject in the early eighteenth century. His introduction... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 133671

  40. On a Problem of Formal Logic.
    RAMSEY, Frank Plumpton. On a Problem of Formal Logic.

    London : 1928

    Original offprint of a paper read by Ramsey to the London Mathematical Society on December 13 1928, "primarily concerned with a special case of one of the problems of mathematical logic, the problem of finding a regular procedure to determine the truth or falsity of any given logical formula" p. 264.) This problem is commonly known as the Entscheidungsproblem,... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 133471

  41. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.
    HAUTEFEUILLE, Jean de. Recueil des ouvrages de M. de Haute-Feuille. Contenant plusieurs Decouvertes & Inventions nouvelles dans la Physique & dans les Mechaniques.

    Paris : 1694

    First collected edition of Hautefeuille's works, with some additional pamphlets bound in. The note at the front of the book reads as follows: "Mr Jean de Hautefeuille auteur de ce Recueil, ecclesiastique du Diocese d'Orleans, de l'Academie des Sciences, Belles Lettres, et arts de Bordeaux, Pensionnaire du Roy Louis XIV et Louis XV est mort le mercredi... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133476

  42. The Mystical Number Seven;
    GREEN, John, L.T. The Mystical Number Seven;

    Hull : 1826

    First and only edition, no other copy traced. Green - who styles himself L.T., perhaps "lay teacher"? - opens with what he evidently felt was a clear statement of the underlying principle of his publication; "Seven is composed of the first two numbers, equal and unequal, three and four; for the number two consisting of a repeated unity which is no... Learn More
    £395.00

    Stock Code: 133166

  43. Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure
    TANGRAM. Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure

    Florence : 1818

    First edition of this uncommon and early work on Chinese tangrams, the Florentine issue. There was also an issue published in Milan the same year by Pietro and Giuseppe Vallardi (no priority established, though the Milanese issue appears to have had hand-coloured plates rather than sepia).

    Both issues are scarce in commerce and institutions,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 134823

  44. Philosophie der Arithmetik.
    HUSSERL, Edmund. Philosophie der Arithmetik.

    Halle-Saale : 1891

    First edition of Husserl's first book, the initial volume of his Philosophie der Arithmetik. Husserl (18591938) began his career as a mathematician, and it was in search of complete clarity respecting fundamental mathematical concepts that, with the encouragement of Franz Brentano, to whom this work is dedicated, he turned to the philosophy of mathematics.... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 131952

  45. Arithmetical Institutions.
    KIRKBY, John. Arithmetical Institutions.

    London : 1735

    First and only edition of the first work of the unlucky Kirkby (c.1705-1754), who was appointed tutor to the young Edward Gibbon, only to be dismissed after accidentally omitting the name of George II in prayer. In 1748 he published The Doctrine of Ultimators, of which he presented two copies to the Royal Society in January 1752. He also published a... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 131977

  46. Fractions Anatomized:
    RAMSBOTTOM, Richard. Fractions Anatomized:

    London : 1762

    First edition of this guide to calculating sums involving fractions, intended for the use of young excise officers. The author seems to have left little trace, and they published no other known books. Uncommon, with ESTC locating eight copies in British and American institutional holdings. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 131614

  47. Elogio di Lionardo Pisano:
    FIBONACCI (subject); GUGLIELMINI, Giovanni Battista. Elogio di Lionardo Pisano:

    [Bologna : 1813]

    First edition of Guglielmini's lecture on Leonardo Pisano, better known today by his nickname Fibonacci, albeit a nickname which would not be invented by Guillaume Libri for another two decades. Fibonacci was the most influential of the Western mathematicians of the Middle Ages, popularising the system of Arabic numerals, and introducing to Europe what... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 130611

  48. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand - HARDY, G. H. Bertrand Russell and Trinity.

    Cambridge : 1970

    First public edition of Hardy's 1942 account of the breach between Russell and Trinity which occurred during the First World War, originally privately printed in 1942. This new edition contains a 4-page foreword by C. D. Broad, explaining the circumstances of the argument and the publication history of the book. Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 128915

  49. Speeches delivered at a Dinner held in University College, London in Honour of Profesor Karl Pearson 23 April 1934.
    PEARSON, Karl. Speeches delivered at a Dinner held in University College, London in Honour of Profesor Karl Pearson 23 April 1934.

    Cambridge : 1934

    Sole edition of a celebratory volume of speeches issued following Pearson's retirement from the University of London in 1933, with contributions by G. Udny Yule, Harald Westergaard, and by Pearson himself, among others. Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 125830

  50. Logic Without Metaphysics.
    NAGEL, Ernest. Logic Without Metaphysics.

    Glencoe, Illinois : 1956

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from the author to Carl Hempel on the front free endpaper: "To Peter, with affectionate regards, Ernest". An excellent association copy: Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), known as "Peter" to his friends, was a German writer and philosopher, and a major figure in logical empiricism. Willard Van... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 122872

  51. The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land:
    MACKAY, Andrew. The Theory and Practice of Finding the Longitude at Sea or Land:

    London : 1793

    First edition of this important and scarce work. The Scottish teacher of navigation, Andrew Mackay (1758-1809), "corrected the latitude of Aberdeen, estimated the longitude by comparing timings of Jovian satellite phenomena with Greenwich, and rated chronometers. Meantime he earned his living teaching mathematics, geography, navigation with lunars,... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 119448

  52. Studies in Deductive Logic.
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. Studies in Deductive Logic.

    London : 1880

    First edition, with the publisher's ads to rear dated February 1881. Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 114481

  53. Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.
    JEVONS, W. Stanley. Pure Logic or the Logic of Quality apart from Quantity: with remarks on Boole's System and on the Relation of Logic and Mathematics.

    London : 1864

    First edition of Jevons's first work on logic, one of two pamphlets (the other was The Substitution of Similars, 1869) in which he developed the calculus presented by Boole in An investigation of the laws of thought (1854). Jevons had already consulted Boole before sending him a copy; in a letter of 1863 he recorded,"I have written on the subject to... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 114514

  54. Del mal uso che si fa delle medie nelle scienze fisiche e sociali:
    PARETO, Raffaele. Del mal uso che si fa delle medie nelle scienze fisiche e sociali:

    Modena : 1869

    First edition. Inscribed by the author on the title page: "All'egregio sig. Prof. Gilberto Gavi?". Father of the famous economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto, Raffaele Pareto (1812-1882) was a prominent civil engineer whose career began in France where he had sought exile following his involvement with Giuseppe Mazzini's movement for Italian unification... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 114087

  55. A Mathematical Compendium;
    MOORE, Sir Jonas. A Mathematical Compendium;

    London : 1681

    Second edition of this popular pocket-book, first published in 1674. "The book was intended to be sold with various mathematical instruments, some made by the author Nicholas Stephenson (a gunner in the Tower), who must have had Moore's sanction as his assistant to use his notes" (Taylor). "Stephenson was also deputed by Moore to compile the Royal Almanack... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 112517

  56. A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, both by single and double entry, adapted to the use of schools.
    HUTTON, Charles, & Alexanger Ingram. A Complete Treatise on Practical Arithmetic and Book-Keeping, both by single and double entry, adapted to the use of schools.

    Edinburgh : 1811

    "New edition" of a work that was extremely popular in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, first published as The School-Master's Guide: or, a Complete System of Practical Arithmetic. The first two printings do not appear to have survived, the earliest edition in ESTC and ICAEW being the third of 1771.

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    £250.00

    Stock Code: 105514

  57. A New Logical Machine.
    MARQUAND, Allan. A New Logical Machine.

    Boston : 1886

    Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to Princeton in 1881 to teach Latin... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 100212

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

    London : 1849

    First edition in English, originally published in French at Brussels in 1846, presentation copy from the translator, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "R. Biddulph Esq./ with the Translator's/ Respectful Compliments". A pioneering work on probability and social statistics by the Belgian astronomer and mathematician Adolphe Quetelet (1796-1874),... Learn More
    £1,100.00

    Stock Code: 96972

  59. Le Pilote Expert.
    DASSIÉ, F. Le Pilote Expert.

    Havre de Grace : 1683

    First edition. Uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, BL, Newberry, Wurttembergische Landesbibliothek, Paris Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, and the University of Rostock only. No copies recorded at auction. A comprehensive manual of marine navigation including a glossary of navigational terms, methods of establishing longitude, the... Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 90835

  60. Études de chiffres arabes,
    CHAUVIN, Léon. Études de chiffres arabes,

    Paris : 1845

    First and only edition, uncommon, WorldCat locates copies at BnF, Oxford, Tel Aviv, University of California, Swiss National Library, and Kunstbibliothek - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. An interesting study of the morphology of Arab numerals with reference to calligraphy, illustrated with a series of elegant proportional studies lithographed by Villain,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 90010

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