Cambridge: The Harvard Alumni Bulletin Press, 1925. Hardcover. 16mo. Blue/grey cloth with gilt lettering. 109pp. Near fine. Absolute faintest of binding wear, else internally bright and fine. Item #43184
A lovely, tight first edition of this essay trilogy by three Harvard faculty, handsomely inscribed and signed large and bold in blue ink on the front flyleaf to "Miss Esther Dieter / with the compliments of / Norris T Hall / July 1934.". While Chafee and Hudson were law professors and discuss war from that perspective, Hall discusses the role of science in future wars -- aviation and dirigibles, water supplies, deadly gasses, etc. Hall (1891-1962) was an educator and chemist who was among the American servicemen assigned to Marie Curie's mobile x-ray unit in World War One; he taught not only at Harvard, but also at Stanford and the University of Wisconsin. Interesting and unusual.