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Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age; by  Richard PRICE - 1792 - from Peter Harrington (SKU: 135492)

Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age;

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Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age;: on the method of calculating the values of assurances on lives; and on the national debt. Also, Essays on different subjects in the doctrine of life-annuities and political arithmetic; a collection of new tables, and a postscript on the population of the

by PRICE, Richard

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London: T. Cadell,, 1792. 2 volumes, octavo (210 x 132 mm). Contemporary tan calf, spines ruled gilt, red and black morocco labels, sprinkled edges. Head of spines to both volumes torn but still present, loss to foot of volume 1, corners worn and joints lightly rubbed. One leaf with short marginal tear, but a crisp, clean copy in an attractive contemporary binding. Fifth edition. Price was "working on this edition at the time of his death, and had seen the revised version of the first volume through the press, but it was left to his nephew, William Morgan, to complete the second and write the General Introduction. In his introduction to the fifth edition Morgan noted that it contains a new table for the life of joint lives that had been completed under Price's direction from evidence collected at Northampton, and three other tables of the values of a single life which he himself had computed. It also contains improved solutions to actuarial problems that Morgan had submitted earlier to the Royal Society, a revised account of the societies for the benefit of widows and aged persons, and the tables Price had computed at the request of a Committee of the House of Commons to accompany a bill for establishing a schem to enable 'the labouring poor to provide support for themselves in sickness and old age'." Thomas, Stephens, and Jones, pp. 32-3. Goldsmiths' 15317; Kress B.2391; 150Thomas, Stephens and Jones 11e.

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Observations on Reversionary Payments; on Schemes for providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age;
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PRICE, Richard
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London: T. Cadell,
Date published
1792
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