First printing of Tufte's classic work on data visualization.
Near fine in near fine jacket.
"Graphical excellence consists of complex ideas communicated with clarity, precision, and efficiency."
Tufte's landmark, lauded as one of the great books of the century, matching pithy text to exemplary illustration, and reproducing numerous early graphic representations of economic data by J.H. Lambert and William Playfair. Concerned with accuracy and integrity, Tufte spotlights both good and bad data representations, and discusses the virtues of editing and aesthetics in presentation of dense and complex data. A handsome copy of an essential book.
First edition. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, (1983). 10.5'' x 8.5''. Original olive cloth. In original beige dust jacket, with cover drawing by Minoru Niijima, design and typography by Howard I. Gralla. Ecru endpapers. Illustrated throughout with artwork by Niijima and cartography by Lawrence Fahey. 197,  pages. Ink owner signature dated year of publication on front free endpaper. Book beautiful with a tiny bit up bumping to spine foot. Jacket with a couple short closed tears at spine ends, some light toning.
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