TUFTE, Edward R. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information.
(Cheshire, CT): Graphics Press, 1983. First edition. Quarto. 197 pages. This is the very scarce first printing, (reprinted 17 times before entering into a second edition), of Tufte’s classic work on statistical graphics, charts, and tables. The volume explores theory and practice in the design of data graphics, with 250 illustrations of the best (and a few of the worst) statistical graphics, with detailed analysis of how to display data for precise, effective, quick analysis. Design of the high-resolution displays, small multiples. Editing and improving graphics. The data-ink ratio. Time-series, relational graphics, data maps, multivariate designs. Detection of graphical deception: design variation vs. data variation. Sources of deception. Aesthetics and data graphical displays. A near fine copy in very good slightly grubby dust jacket.