30 April 2008
[DALE, William]. Calculations deduced from First Principles ... by plain arithmetic for the use of the societies instituted for the benefit of old age. London: J. Ridley, 1772. 8° (208 x 124mm). (Lacks ?sectional title between Z2 and Aa1, the leaf called for by ESTC, title spotted, some browning and spotting of text.) Contemporary half calf (extremities rubbed). Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (stamp on binding).
FIRST EDITION of a work 'intended as an introduction to the study of the doctrine of annuities'. A supplement to it was published in 1777. ESTC records only 2 copies in the British Isles (BL; Senate House). Higgs 5563; Goldsmiths' 10930.
[COMBRUNE, Michael]. An Enquiry into the Prices of Wheat, Malt, and occasionally of Other Provisions, of Land and Cattle, &c. London: T. Longman, 1768. 2° (315 x 193mm). (Spotted.) Contemporary tree calf (upper joints cracked, light scuff marks). Provenance: J. Hewett (signature on title). FIRST EDITION of this enquiry into the price of wheat and other commodities 'as sold in England from the year 1000 to the year 1765', with many of the findings presented in tabular form. A Dublin edition followed in 1769. Goldsmiths' 10443; Higgs 4289. (2)
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