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    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    [BALLISTICS]. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office for the Chairman's Office, 30 June 1946.

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    [BALLISTICS]. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: The Effects of Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office for the Chairman's Office, 30 June 1946.

    4o. 2 large folding maps, illustrated throughout. (A bit browned.) Original blue printed wrappers (lightly browned at the edges, small tear at fore-edge of lower cover).

    FIRST EDITION. The United States Strategic Bombing Survey was established by the Secretary of War in 1944 in order to conduct impartial and expert studies of the effects of U.S. aerial attacks on Germany to be used in connection with air attacks on Japan. This study is an exhaustive account of the effects of the atomic bombings on Japan. -- [With:] Another copy.

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    The United States Strategic Bombing Survey: Final Report Covering Air-Raid Protection and Allied Subjects in Japan. [Washington D.C.]: Civilian Defense Division, February 1947. 4o. Large folding map, illustrated throughout. Original blue printed wrappers (a bit marked). FIRST EDITION. -- Operation Crossroads: The Official Pictorial Record. New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co., Inc., 1946. 4o. Illustrated throughout. Original leatherette, gilt. FIRST EDITION. An official account of the experimental atomic bombings at Bikini July 1946. -- BUSH, Vannevar. Modern Arms and Free Men. New York: Simon Schuster, 1949. 8o. Original red buckram, uncut (spine faded). Provenance: Arthur Suleyberger(?) (presentation inscription from the author). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED by the author "To Arthur Suleyberger with cordial regards Vancouver Bush." (5)


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