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Montmort, Pierre Rémond de (1678-1719)
ESSAY D'ANALYSE SUR LES JEUX DE HAZARD. PARIS: JACQUE QUILLAU, 1708
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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434
Montmort, Pierre Rémond de (1678-1719)
ESSAY D'ANALYSE SUR LES JEUX DE HAZARD. PARIS: JACQUE QUILLAU, 1708
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Montmort, Pierre Rémond de (1678-1719)
ESSAY D'ANALYSE SUR LES JEUX DE HAZARD. PARIS: JACQUE QUILLAU, 1708
FIRST EDITION, second issue, 4to (250 x 175mm.), title-page with engraved monogram, three engraved headpieces showing games, 2 engraved illustrations of backgammon boards, contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt, binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

Petrus Bulteau de Préville Miles, engraved armorial bookplate; bought from Jonathan Hill, New York, 1995, Catalogue 93, item 64

Literature

Tomash & Williams M121

Catalogue Note

Montmort’s work on games of chance draws on problems set out in Huygens' treatise De ratiociniis in ludo aleae, and in turn influenced Nicolas Bernoulli, with whom Montmort corresponded, and Abraham de Moivre. The book was first issued in 1708 without illustrations and an uncorrected text.

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