A General Account of the Development of Methods of Using Atomic Energy for Military Purposes Under the Auspices of the United States Government (1940-1945)

Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1945. Printed Wrapper. Quarto. Item #08711

A complete copy of the rare Litho-print issue, of the Smyth Report. (193)pp., Single sheets, stapled, with textured cream-colored wrappers. The following litho-printed on the front: "Released for Publication on__________." As professor Smyth states, the litho-printing was done, under heavy security, in the Adjutant General's Office, in the Pentagon. Perhaps that would explain why the several copies, which have come to market, are missing a leaf or two, or have extra leaves. The PRESENT COPY IS COMPLETE, and includes the VERY SECRET PAGE VI-12, with the following leaves in duplicate: VII-9 and VII-II. Page VI-12 is blank in most copies, because it deals with plutonium production rates; page VI-12 is present in our copy. A very good to fine copy. Housed in a handsome half-leather clamshell box. NOTE: The preface is dated July 1, 1945 and precedes the Princeton University edition of August , 1945. Wayne W. Johnson's copy, director of human resources, with his ink signature on front wrapper.

Price: $4,000.00

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