Univ of Illinois Press, Urbana, IL 1949; 117 pages; diagrams, notes.
Condition: Very Good hardcover in Good+ dustjacket & clear acetate glassine jacket protector. Dark maroon cloth with spine title stamped in silver. Binding is sound & square, jacket some edgewear, small loss of paper at spine ends, overall dinginess to the yellow, white & black jacket. No marks on internal pages -- clean and unmarked, though the paper is toning with age and paper acidity. Original publisher's price of $2.50 on the jacket flap intact.
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Item DescriptionShannon's paper pages 3-91, Weaver's paper, Recent Contributions to The Mathematical Theory of Communication, pages 95-117.
First publication in book form of Shannon's famous paper on communication theory, originally published in The Bell System Technical Journal in 1948.
'Claude Shannon's Mathematical Theory of Communication, with an expository summary and Some Heuristic Suggestions for Generalizing the Theory to the Broad Problem of Social Communication, by Warren Weaver' (Front cover of jacket).