London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1772. [xv], , 404 pp. Institutional rubberstamp on blank verso of title page, and in blank lower margin of page 404. Else a clean text. Bound in attractive modern quarter calf and marbled boards. Very Good, with separate deaccession slip accompanying the book.
Price's work, first printed the previous year in 344 pages, established his pre-eminence in insurance, annuities, mortality data, actuarial studies, and probability theory. This second edition includes his supplemental report, with statistics, on "the much greater difference between the probabilities of life in great country towns and in country parishes, than is commonly suspected." It also contains his essay on the "Schemes of the Societies for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age." His Introduction states, "Upon the whole, A great part of this work is, I believe, new; and I am in hopes also, that it will be found to contain some improvements in those branches of philosophical enquiry, which are the subject of it."
Kress 6894. ESTC T12983. Item #31240