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Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata.

Edited and completed by Arthur W. Burks.

Published: Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1966

Stock code: 103470

Price: £1,750

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First edition, first printing of Neumann’s last work on the theory of automata. Published posthumously, the contents of this volume stem from two unfinished manuscripts, edited by Burks, Neumann’s colleague on the ENIAC project. Divided into two parts, the work covers complicated automata in general, comparing artificial and natural automata, as well as the logical design of a self-reproducing cellular automaton.

Octavo. Original green cloth, titles to spine and front board in black. With the dust jacket. A fine copy in a slightly rubbed jacket with a few small nicks to spine ends and corners.

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