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Graunt, John (1620-1674)
NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY. WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AIR, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY… THE FIFTH EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED [EDITED BY WILLIAM PETTY]. LONDON: JOHN MARTYN, 1676
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Graunt, John (1620-1674)
NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY. WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AIR, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY… THE FIFTH EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED [EDITED BY WILLIAM PETTY]. LONDON: JOHN MARTYN, 1676
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Graunt, John (1620-1674)
NATURAL AND POLITICAL OBSERVATIONS MENTIONED IN A FOLLOWING INDEX AND MADE UPON THE BILLS OF MORTALITY. WITH REFERENCE TO THE GOVERNMENT, RELIGION, TRADE, GROWTH, AIR, DISEASES, AND THE SEVERAL CHANGES OF THE SAID CITY… THE FIFTH EDITION, MUCH ENLARGED [EDITED BY WILLIAM PETTY]. LONDON: JOHN MARTYN, 1676
8vo (167 x 100mm.), privilege leaf, two folding letterpress tables, contemporary sheep ruled in blind, one table torn at hinge,?without errata leaf at end, binding somewhat worn
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Provenance

Charles Fox, MP (1660-1713), engraved armorial bookplate on verso of title lettered "Charles Fox of the Parish of St Martins in the Fields Esqr 1702"; Earls of Ilchester, engraved armorial bookplate; bought from E. M. Lawson & Company, East Hagbourne, UK, 1994

Literature

Tomash & Williams G74; ESTC R37403; Wing G1602

Catalogue Note

Graunt’s famous analysis of the bills of mortality is a cornerstone work for both statistics and demographics. It was first published in 1662.

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