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Deparcieux, Antoine (1703-1768)
ESSAI SUR LES PROBABILITÉS DE LA DURÉE DE LA VIE HUMAINE. PARIS: FRÈRES GUERIN, 1746
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
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153
Deparcieux, Antoine (1703-1768)
ESSAI SUR LES PROBABILITÉS DE LA DURÉE DE LA VIE HUMAINE. PARIS: FRÈRES GUERIN, 1746
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Deparcieux, Antoine (1703-1768)
ESSAI SUR LES PROBABILITÉS DE LA DURÉE DE LA VIE HUMAINE. PARIS: FRÈRES GUERIN, 1746
FIRST EDITION, 4to (256 x 195mm.), half-title, privilege leaf at end, contemporary calf with gilt La Rochefoucauld arms on sides [Olivier 710, fer 2], upper joint split (lower one partly so), head of spine chipped
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Provenance

Francois-Alexandre-Frédéric de La Rochefoucauld (1747-1827), with arms on covers and Bibliothèque de Liancourt bookplate; Librairie Chamonal (Paris), Catalogue (1994), item 62, FF15,000; bought from Pickering & Chatto, London, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams D41

Catalogue Note

“The first French work in the actuarial field… After publication of this ‘Essai’, expectation of life came into general use as a descriptive statistic. Deparcieux scaled his mortality data to a radix of 1000 at age 3, calculated the survivors at every five years and interpolated the intermediate values… [His table] was espoused by the French life insurance companies and used almost until the end of the nineteenth century for premium calculations where payments were made on survival.” (History of Actuarial Science, ed. Steven Haberman & Trevor Sibbett, London 1995, p.243).

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