Traité élémentaire du calcul des probabilités.

Paris: Courcier, 1816.

First edition of Lacroix’s classic text, the first attempt to make Laplace’s great but very challenging work Théorie analytique des Probabilités (1812) accessible to a wide audience.


A fine uncut copy of his influential text book on probability - beeing the first exposition of Laplace's 'Théorie analytique des probabilités' (see Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, p.339).

8vo (213 x 140 mm). VIII, 299, (3: errata) pp. Original interims-brochur, spine heavely worn but with no damage o the leaves. A small and well made repair to the lower right corner of the title page. Provenance: Ecole Sainte Genevieve and Saint-Louis de Jersey (library stamp on title). In all a fine copy in its original state.

Item #2025

Price: $750.00