17 November 2004
The Property of the Equitable Life Insurance Society
BABBAGE, Charles (1792-1871). A Comparative View of the Various Institutions for the Insurance of Lives. London: J. Mawman, 1826.
8° (220 x 126)mm. Folding letterpress table and 13 numbered letterpress tables at end. (Title and O1 short at lower margin, quires G and I spotted.) Contemporary calf, spine gilt, marbled edges (covers scuff marked and slightly discoloured).
FIRST EDITION of this analysis of fifty-seven life insurance offices by the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics in Cambridge. Goldsmiths' 24945; Kress C.1598.
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