Baltimore: Waverley Press, 1953. 1st Edition. FIRST ENGLISH EDITIONS IN ORIGINAL PAPER WRAPS of four papers on mathematics and game theory published by Emile Borel between 1921 and 1927, papers in which Borel became "the first to define games of strategy" (Science World Website).
In these papers, "Borel gave the first modern formulation of a mixed strategy along with finding the minimax solution for two-person games with three or five possible strategies. Initially he maintained that games with more possible strategies would not have minimax solutions, but by 1927, he considered this an open question as he had been unable to find a counterexample" (Walker, An Outline of the History of Game Theory).
WITH: John Nash’s fourth and final paper seminal contribution to non-cooperative game theory wherein he set an entirely new research agenda commonly referred to as the Nash Program for cooperative games. Item #100
CONDITION & DETAILS: 4to. 10 X 7 inches (250 x 175mm). Single issue in original wraps in fine condition.