Chicago: National Board Of Fire Underwriters, [1940s]. Wrappers. Octavo. [ii], 29 pages. Fine.
Scarce World War II booklet highlighting vulnerabilities of ports, piers and wharves in the U. S. , and suggesting many improved practice requirements. The primary threat was fire--either by accident or sabotage--with the danger being greatly multiplied by the wartime congestion of vessels in the water and cargo on the piers at major ports. Prepared for the U. S. Coast Guard. Lots of interesting information. Bound in printed blue paper covers, saddle-stapled binding. Tiny tear to edge of front cover at head of spine, faint browning toward edges of covers.