Alan M. Turing.Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons, Ltd, 1959 Stock Code: 132257
NotesFirst edition, first impression, of this biography and memorial volume written by the mother of the great computer science pioneer. Uncommon, especially so in the jacket, and apparently issued in an edition of as little as 500 copies, it is an interesting work which strives to establish Turing's credentials without reference to his then still-classified war work. Mrs Turing maintained that her son's death was an accident, the result of careless handling of chemicals when preparing "non-poisonous weed-killer, and sink-cleaner" at home, rather than the inquest's verdict of suicide.
Octavo. Original pale grey cloth, spine and front cover lettered in green. With the dust jacket.
Photographic portrait frontispiece and 6 plates.
A fine copy in the somewhat rubbed and marked jacket, spine sunned.
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