I have an old edition of Hugo Steinhaus's Mathematical Snapshots. The title page lists the publisher as G. E. Stechert & Co, New York, Leipzig, London, Paris. Then in lighter type (probably a rubber stamp), Philadelphia Book Company, 22 North Ninth Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

At the top of the following page there's a line that's been whited out, followed by PRINTED IN POLAND. Bottom of the page says PRINTED BY KSIAZNICA-ATLAS IN LWOW (with a few diacritical marks I won't try to reproduce).

I'd like to know the date of this publication - presumably that's what was whited out.


Answering myself so the question doesn't linger on the open queue.

From the Library of Congress

Dear Mr. Bolker:

It appears to be referring to the 1938 edition. See the following WorldCat bibliographic record:

Title:  ... Mathematical snapshots.
Author(s):  Steinhaus, Hugo, 1887-1972. 
Irvine, Charles, ; translator.
Bardach, M., ; translator.
Ward, A. J., ; editor.
Publication:    New York, Leipzig G.F. Stechert & Co.
Year:   1938
Description:    135, [1] pages illustrations (some color) maps, diagrams 25 cm
Language:   English
Standard No:    National Library: CAT10911707 LCCN: a 43-2402
Descriptor: Mathematical recreations. 
Mathematical recreations. 
Genre/Form: Puzzles and games. 
Puzzles and games. 
Note(s):    At head of title: H. Steinhaus.  
    Copyright date on verse of t.p. covered by label.  
    Printed in Poland. 
    "The photographs in this book were made by Miss W. Diamond,      
     the anaglypha were executed by Mr. F. Otto, the drawings by Messrs. 
     Engelstein and Grünberg, the bioscope by Mr. Engelstein, 
     the nets to the maps were constructed by Miss Halicka ... 
     The English translation ... by Mr. Ch. Irvine and Mr. M. Barbach 
     has been revised by Mr. A.J. Ward."--Page [136].
    Illustrative material in pocket; movable scale and net for map laid in. 
    Includes bibliographical references.
Class Descriptors:  LC: QA95; Dewey: 510.45; NAL: 325
Other Titles:   Translation of Kalejdoskop matematyczny
Document Type:  Book
Entry:  19750723
Update: 20180327
Accession No:   OCLC: 1469216
Database:   WorldCat

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