432
432
Moivre, Abraham de (1667-1754)
ANNUITIES UPON LIVES... TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX CONCERNING THE EXPECTATION OF LIFE, AND PROBABILITIES OF SURVIVORSHIP. LONDON: PRINTED BY W.P. AND SOLD BY FRANCIS FAYRAM, BENJAMIN MOTTE AND W. PEARSON, 1725, [T&W M113; ESTC T33056; KRESS 3595; NORMAN 1530] 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
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432
Moivre, Abraham de (1667-1754)
ANNUITIES UPON LIVES... TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX CONCERNING THE EXPECTATION OF LIFE, AND PROBABILITIES OF SURVIVORSHIP. LONDON: PRINTED BY W.P. AND SOLD BY FRANCIS FAYRAM, BENJAMIN MOTTE AND W. PEARSON, 1725, [T&W M113; ESTC T33056; KRESS 3595; NORMAN 1530] 
Estimate
2,5003,500
LOT SOLD. 3,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Moivre, Abraham de (1667-1754)
ANNUITIES UPON LIVES... TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN APPENDIX CONCERNING THE EXPECTATION OF LIFE, AND PROBABILITIES OF SURVIVORSHIP. LONDON: PRINTED BY W.P. AND SOLD BY FRANCIS FAYRAM, BENJAMIN MOTTE AND W. PEARSON, 1725, [T&W M113; ESTC T33056; KRESS 3595; NORMAN 1530] 
Richards, John (1690-1778). The gentleman's steward and tenants of manors instructed. London: Senex and Innys, 1730, folding engraved plate at end, [T&W R86; ESTC T11286]
Richards, John. Annuities on lives. London: J. Osborn, 1739, advertisement leaf at end, [T&W R85; ESTC T21953; Goldsmiths’ 7643]
B., H. Observations on An essay to ascertain the value of leases and annuities for years and lives, by Weyman Lee... in a letter to a friend. By H.B. London: C. Bathurst, 1739, half-title with adverts on verso, errata slip pasted to verso of title, [T&W H1; ESTC T177447 (3 copies)]

4 works in one volume, FIRST EDITIONS, 8vo (192 x 121mm.), contemporary panelled calf, binding slightly worn


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Provenance

Swann Galleries, 1 April 1993, lot 56; bought from Ximenes Rare Books, Kempsford, Gloucestershire, 1993

Catalogue Note

An interesting collection of pamphlets, including Moivre's major work in this field. "Using the mortality statistics gathered by Edmund Halley in the 1690s, Moivre formulated the theory of annuities, deriving his formulas from a postulated uniform rate of mortality and constant rates of interest on money" (Norman). These calculations became the basis for annuity and insurance rates for the next 150 years.

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