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Rare and first edition books in the fields of Mathematics including navigation, philosophy, history and mathematical development.

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  1. 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

  2. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.
    RUSSELL, Bertrand. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy.

    London : 1919

    First edition, first impression, based on a set of public lectures Russell had delivered in autumn 1917 which were intended to serve as a popular introduction to the system of Principia Mathematica. He wrote the book while serving a six-month prison sentence for an article he wrote alleging that American troops would be employed in Britain as strike-breakers.... Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 140790

  3. 143405
    BACHELIER, Louis. Le Jeu, la Chance et le Hasard.

    Paris : 1914

    First edition. 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 wrote his famous thesis, Théorie de la speculation (1900), in which he defined Brownian motion, predating Einstein by five years, and discussed its application to the evaluation of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143405

  4. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.
    STEUART, Hew. A Plan of Mathematical Learning taught in the Royal Academy, Portsmouth.

    Portsmouth : 1796

    A nicely finished example of the illustrated manuscript course book required of graduates of the Royal Naval Academy at Portsmouth. These massive, meticulously produced volumes offer excellent insights into the skill set required of a prospective officer in the Nelsonian era Royal Navy; this copy was compiled by an officer who saw significant service... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 134319

  5. 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

  6. Aggiunta all nota sull'assiomatica della probabilita.
    DE FINETTI, Bruno. Aggiunta all nota sull'assiomatica della probabilita.

    Trieste : 1951

    First edition of this scarce offprint, first printed as part of the journal Annali Triestini, volume XX, Sezione 2a (1950), and here issued the following year as number 86 in Series B of Publications of the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Trieste. WorldCat traces just four copies of the offprint in institutions worldwide (three... Learn More
    £175.00

    Stock Code: 125738

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