GAME THEORY - KUHN, H. W.; A. W. Tucker; M. Dresher; P. Wolfe; R. D. Luce (eds.)

Contributions to the Theory of Games.

Volumes I-IV; [offered together with] Advances in Game Theory, edited by M. Dresher, L. S. Shapley and A. W. Tucker.

Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1950-53-57-59 & 1964 Stock Code: 118782
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Works instrumental in shaping the field of game theory

First editions of the complete run of this important Game Theory journal, together with the follow up study, Advances in Game Theory, issued as volumes 24, 28, 39, 40 and 52 of the periodical Annals of Mathematics Studies. Contributors include Melvin Dresher, David Gale, John Nash, and John von Neumann, among others. Volume II includes Lloyd Shapley's groundbreaking 1953 paper, "A Value for n-person Games", which gave rise to the solution concept dubbed the "Shapley value". While Contributions aimed to provide an initial response to von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern's pioneering work, Theory of Games and Economic Behavior (1944), Advances in Game Theory "has a different reason for existence. The field of game theory is now well established and widely diffused through the mathematical world, thanks in part to the success of the earlier volumes; papers on game theory regularly appear in many scientific journals. But with no single, specialised journal as focal point, there remains a serious problem of communication within the field... Accordingly, this Study was conceived as a one-volume cross section of current activity in the theory of games" (Preface).

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Together 5 volumes, large octavo and octavo. Original orange paper wrappers printed in black. Housed in a black cloth flat-back box made by the Chelsea Bindery.


Ownership inscription of R. S. Weinberg to front wrappers.


Some light creasing to sunned spines, spine ends very gently rubbed, overall an excellent set.


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