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Jacob Bronowski [(1908–1974), mathematician and historian.]
Jacob Bronowski ] Seventeen (17) Photographs of Hiroshima after the Atom Bomb Dropped.
Hiroshima, 1945. Brown envelope containing: a. folder entitled "Prints by R.G. Lewis", signed "Bronowski" inside with pencilled note in unknown hand, "HIROSHIMA [.] photographs brought to the office after his return from Japan", containing 17 b. & w. photographs of Hiroshima after the bomb dropped, c.11 x 8.5cm and c.14 x 9cm; a copy of John Hersey's pamphlet "Hiroshima", front and back pages detached; A Greetings Card signed "J & R Bronowski | Xmas 1954", with (front) image of mother and child initialled "RS"[?or "RB" for his wife, a talented artist]] and opposite the inscription a poem, apparently unpublished, written by Bronowski commencing "A landscape where the scrub disdains [.]" and concluding "Men waited for him with long nails". Note: "At the end of the war, Bronowski was part of a British team of scientists and civil engineers that visited Japan to document the effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the purpose of studying the effects of the atomic bomb and its implications for future UK civil defence. Bronowski, in conjunction with Professor W. N. Thomas of the University of Cardiff, subsequently produced the secret "Report of the British Mission to Japan on an Investigation of the Effects of the Atomic Bombs Dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki" which was passed to various government departments and consulted in the design of future UK public buildings." I await information about the institutional presence of Bronowski's Hiroshima photos, having found none. See image. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Richard M. Ford Ltd [London, United Kingdom]
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