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YOUNG, THOMAS.

A formula for expressing the decrement of human life. In a Letter addressed to Sir Edward Hyde East. Read April 19, 1826.

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(London, W. Nicol, 1826). 4to. No wrappers as extracted from "Philosophical Transactions" 1826 - Part III. Pp. 282-303 and 1 engraved plate. A faint dampstain to upper 5 cm. of plate. Clean and fine, wide-margined.. ¶ First printing of Young's only contribution to the actuarial science. The paper led to a controversy with the nephew of Eichard Price who considered that the reputation of himself and his uncle depended upon refuting all arguments in favor of a mechanical system.

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