Tableau des varietes de la vie humaine.
Early Study of Urban Youth
Daignan, Guillaume (1732-1812). Tableau des varietes de la vie humaine. . . . 8vo. xxiii, , 389, ; , 386pp. 5 folding tables. Paris: the author, 1786. 2 vols. 224 x 138 mm. Original pastepaper wrappers, uncut, skillfully rebacked. Light browning, slight foxing & soiling. Very good set.
First Edition. Massive and early study of puberty among Europeans, with comparative data including mortality tables. The physician author was especially interested in the plight of urban youth. He concludes his work with tables of life expectancy based on variables of age, constitution, stature, physique, climate and soil, sex, occupation and disease. 10,000 individuals are surveyed with respect to mortality according to sex, age and occupation. INED 1260. Not in Kress or Goldsmiths.
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