8vo, pp. xv, 292, [4 (adverts)], with diagrams in the text; inner hinges beginning to crack; a good copy in the original red cloth, two corners a little bumped, spine faded.
US $100 €85
Second imprint of the third edition. This book, first published in Cambridge in 1854, was intended and used as a text for university students. The author was formerly fellow of St. John’s College.
Wallis 37.03; see Babson for the 1883 edition.
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First edition, scarce especially in good condition, of a key work in the history of probability and statistics. Whitworth’s best-known book, an accessible presentation of problems of probability and associated areas, was derived from a series of lectures delivered before the women of Queen’s College, Liverpool, in 1866, the year of the first appearance of Todhunter’s History. Whitworth was both an able priest and mathematician, serving in Liverpool and London, and at his death was the vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street, in Marylebone.