Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1888. First edition of this important treatise on probability. In this work Bertrand introduces his eponymous ‘paradox’, according to which certain questions in the theory of probability may not have a unique solution. The paradox and its resolution are important in modern economics.
His text book on probability in which he stated the famous problem later known as ‘Bertrand’s paradox’.
8vo: 235x158 mm. Publishers half cloth over printed boards. Some browning to boards and half title. Otherwise clean and fine throughout. LVII,(1),332 pp.