810
810
Farr, William (1807-1883)
ENGLISH LIFE TABLE. TABLES OF LIFETIMES, ANNUITIES, AND PREMIUMS... PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES IN ENGLAND. LONDON: PRINTED FOR HMSO, AND SOLD BY LONGMAN, GREEN [&C.], 1864
Estimate
2,0003,000
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810
Farr, William (1807-1883)
ENGLISH LIFE TABLE. TABLES OF LIFETIMES, ANNUITIES, AND PREMIUMS... PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES IN ENGLAND. LONDON: PRINTED FOR HMSO, AND SOLD BY LONGMAN, GREEN [&C.], 1864
Estimate
2,0003,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Farr, William (1807-1883)
ENGLISH LIFE TABLE. TABLES OF LIFETIMES, ANNUITIES, AND PREMIUMS... PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF THE REGISTRAR-GENERAL OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES IN ENGLAND. LONDON: PRINTED FOR HMSO, AND SOLD BY LONGMAN, GREEN [&C.], 1864
FIRST EDITION, 4to (268 x 180mm.), half-title, original cloth gilt, binding slightly rubbed
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Provenance

bought from Quaritch, London, 1990

Literature

Tomash & Williams F18

Catalogue Note

"This volume is the only large set of tables ever to be produced by the original Scheutz difference engines. Babbage's difference engine was never completed, and the original Scheutz machine went to the observatory at Albany, New York, where it was little used. This, the second commercial version of the Scheutz machine, was put to work calculating tables for use in the developing life insurance industry... It is almost certain that Babbage would have been an advisor, if only unofficially, in the production of these tables" (Tomash & Williams).

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