Deming with Raymond T. Birge, "On the Statistical Theory of Errors", offprint from *Reviews of Modern Physics*, volume 6, pp 119-181, July 1932, with additions and corrections dated 1937 and 1938. "Summary. Long recognized as a leading proponent of statistical sampling and approaches to quality improvement, Deming led major efforts to bring statistical approaches and methods to bear on problems in government, science and industry."

- "In 1934, Deming published, jointly with the UC Berkeley Physicist Raymond T. Birge, an influential paper ``On the Statistical Theory of Errors.'' This review paper brought the methods of Fisher, Neyman and Pearson (q.v.), and Jeffreys (q.v.) to a broad audience of American physical Scientists. It was reprinted with additional notes in 1937 by the Graduate School of the USDA, and it served effectively as a textbook for over a decade. In correspondence with Deming, Fisher was generally quite complimentary, although in a 1940 letter to Maurice Frechet (q.v.) about Deming and Birge, Fisher complained that he found ``these writers very often obscure.'' This material also made its way into Deming's mimeographed lecture notes on least squares which first appeared in 1938, which he later turned into the 1943 book on the adjustment of statistical data."--Stephen E. Fienberg and Stephen M. Stigler, "W. Edwards Deming", from StatProb, the Encyclopedia sponsored by the Statistics and Probability Societies

Deming, W. Edwards and Raymond J. Jessen, et al. "On a Population Sample for Greece". Offprint: *Journal of the American Statistical Association*, September 1947, vol 42, pp 357-384. Original printed wrappers. Very Good. Describes a landmark effort to ascertain the fairness of the 1946 Greek elections through statistical means (this begun with the "report of the Allied Mission to Observe Greek Elections" US Dept of State, publication 2522, 1946).

Douglas Scates and Deming. "Education in Statistics for Participation in Current Affairs". Offprint: *The School Review*, vol LVI, May 1948, pp 262-9. Yellow wrappers. Former owner's name rubber stamped twice on cover.

Deming and Willard Simmons. “On the Design of a Sample for Dealer's Inventories”. Offprint: *Journal American Statistical Association*, March 1946, vol 41, pp 16-33. Original wrappers. VG/Fine.

AND: sample survey--”Agenda for Meeting with XYZ Railway”. (“Problem...re-stated by statistician”: what will be the annual loss that will accrue if railways merge?. 11X8.5”, 3 leaves, offset from typed originals. Letterhead of Deming, “Consultant in Statistical Surveys” from his upper NW D.C. home address. VG.

The five: $600