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Statistical analysis.- Playfair (William) A Letter on our Agricultural Distresses, their Causes and Remedies; accompanied with Tables and Copper-plate Charts, shewing and comparing The Prices of Wheat, Bread, and Labour, from 1565 to 1821. Addressed to the Lords and Commons, first edition, 3 hand-coloured folding engraved plates including 1 with aquatint, light spotting to title, library cloth, [Goldsmiths 23129; Kress C755], 8vo, for William Sams, 1821.

⁂ A rare work by Playfair including fine examples of the graphical method of statistical representation which he had introduced to the economic field in his Commercial and Political Atlas (1786).

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Statistical analysis.- Playfair (William) A Letter on

Wed, Jul 11, 2018 9:30 AM UTC
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Auction Curated By:
Rupert Powell
International Head of Books and Works on Paper
Justin Phillips
Early and Continental Printing
220 Queenstown Road
London, SW8 4LP
United Kingdom
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