Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press , 1966. First printing. Hardcover. 388 pp. Price of $10.00 on front flap of dust jacket, and the British price of 75 s. on the bottom of the front flap of the dust jacket. Edited and completed by Arthur W. Burks. Von Neumann made important contributions to set theory, game theory, and to many other branches of mathematics. In this book, he describes the logical design of a universal constructor, a machine capable of self-replication. A profound consequence of this result is that the complex evolution observed in living organisms could, in principle, be replicated by machines. A presentable copy of a landmark book that is uncommon and quite difficult to find in collectible condition. Very Good+ / Very Good. Item #00007175
A Very Good+ book with foxing to the textblock and a moderate lean in a Very Good dust jacket with a few hints of rubbing and fading to the spine panel and foxing to the reverse of the jacket.