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Electrical Experiments, Made in Pursuance of Those by Mr. Canton, Dated Decem. 3, 1753; With Explanations by Mr. Benjamin Franklin, Communicated Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S.," "Extract of a Letter concerning Electricity, from Mr. B. Franklin to Mons. Delibard, Inclosed in a Letter to Mr. Peter Collinson, F. R. S.," "On the advantage of taking the mean of a number of observations, in practical astronomy" & "Two Essays Addressed to the Rev. James Bradley, D. D. and Astrom. Reg. by Mr. Charles Walmesley, F. R. S." (Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, XLIX, Part I, 1755 & Part II, 1756: pp. 82-93, pp. 300-305, pp. 305-309, pp. 700-748)
Royal Society of London, 1756-1757. London: Royal Society of London, 1756-1757. First Edition. Full Leather. Very Good. Franklin's two papers are significant, but it may be Simpson's paper that had even greater importance in the field of statistical inference. Simpson was the first to approach an early form of data processing practice in his attempt to prove, mathematically, that a single observation is farther from the truth than the mean result of several observations. Crucial to Simpson's theory was that he chose to focus "not on the observations themselves . . . but on the errors made in the observations." This full volume of papers by numerous authors on a variety of subjects including medicine, natural history, physics, mathematics and archaeology, illustrated with numerous folding plates. [15], 906, [50] pp. 8vo. Recent brown leather bindings with five raised bands at spine, burgundy title patch with gold embossed titling, gold lines offsetting bands, decorative stamp in each compartment without titling, blind embossed borders to front and rear boards. Interiors clean, ex-library stamp quite tasteful and occurring sporadically within.
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