Stanford, California: James Ladd Delkin, (1948). First edition, a presentation copy inscribed in ink on the title page, "a counter-austerity measure and seasonal greetings from Joel Hildebrand." 8vo, original stiff wrappers, pictorial paper label, , 48,  pages, printed on blue and yellow stock. Illus. by Snuffy O'Neil. Some soiling, foxing and wear; a very good copy. OCLC notes a copy at Berkeley, to which Melvyl adds a couple of additional copies in the U-C system. Item #12579
Something of a departure from his usual subject of non-electrolyte solubility, a collection of light verse and limericks on humorous academic or amatory themes from Joel Henry Hildebrand (1881-1983), the pioneering chemist and long-time professor at Cal. Mildly incongruous chalked number on the front wrapper ("5").