Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1903.
First edition. (First printing with date on title page, which publisher used in lieu of a first edition statement.) xii, 424 pp. Navy cloth with gilt lettering, gilt topstain. A Very Good copy with wear at extremities, slight wave to pages, p. 11 bottom corner chipped with bump to nearby pages at corners. Newcomb is best-known as an astronomer; he was a self-taught prodigy who made various contributions to the fields of statistics, mathematics, economics, and science fiction. Item #140940131