The Chemical Front (1943)


Very Rare First Edition of The Chemical Front, 1943

Haynes, Williams. The Chemical Front. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1943.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

First edition of this rare popular investigation of wartime technology reliant on chemicals from explosives to vaccines to nylon. "This Chemical Age has proved very successful with budding scientists. This is another sound, dramatic popularization of chemistry, history, discovery and development of vital products and synthetics for all phases of warfare. There's a wide range of things wholly new or only half familiar, incisive information on contributions chemistry and biochemistry are making to war--and will make to peace, plastics, smokeless gunpowder, incendiaries, sulfa drugs, serums and vaccines, plasma, dehydrated foods, nylon, etc." (Kirkus). Book fine, dust jacket all but with just slight rubbing to spine ends.