Adelaide, University of Adelaide, 1971 to 1974.
Small quarto, five volumes, each with 550 to 660 pages (including numerous formulae and tables) plus a frontispiece portrait.
Navy cloth lettered in gilt; covers flecked and lightly rubbed at the extremities; a few trifling marks to the top edges; overall a very good set (internally fine).
A collection of 294 scientific papers by the important statistician and geneticist Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher (1890-1962). 'Perhaps no other man has had a greater impact on the methodology of scientific research in [the twentieth] century. Fisher's writings are renowned as a basis for modern thinking in statistics, and in biometrical and evolutionary genetics. His contributions have also had far-reaching implications in many other branches of human thought' (from the foreword). Some of the more controversial papers in this collection relate to Fisher's interest in eugenics. After his retirement from the University of Cambridge in 1957 Fisher settled in Adelaide, South Australia, hence his association with the University of Adelaide.