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Quetelet: A Treatise on Man, 1842

Quetelet: a treatise on man, 1842.
Quetelet: a treatise on man, 1842.

Lambert Adolphe Jacques Quetelet:

A Treatise on Man and the development of his faculties […] now first translated into English.

Edinburgh, William and Robert Chambers, 1842. 8vo. (24,4 x 15,5 cms.) X + [5]-126 pp. + 7 lithographed plates.

Dry and worn contemporary half calf. Provenance: [Nils Samuel von Koch] (1801-1881), Liberal Swedish politician, Chancellor of Justice 1844-1866. From his library at Augerum, Blekinge.

Rare first edition in English of ”Sur l'homme et le développement de ses facultés”, Quetelet's foundation work of social statistics. With a new preface by the author to defend his work from objections brought against the French edition of 1835.

DSB 11, p. 237.


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