Hard-to-Find Papers/Books by Other Authors 


F. Levi, Abelsche Gruppen mit abzählbaren Elementen, Habilitationsschrift, Leipzig (1919).


S. Pollock, Mutiny for the Cause : The story of the revolt of Ireland’s “Devil’s Own” in British India, London (1969), 106 pp.  (See also pp. 32 et seq. of my paper, The Forgotten Shaheeds of Dagshai, in which I have weighed the comparatively meagre information that is available – even though this event involved India’s very own freedom fighters, not Irish soldiers serving in India – about another, and far more brutal court-martial, which also was conducted in the same cantonment, Dagshai, just five years prior to the trial of these Irish mutineers in1920.)


D. Sullivan, Hyperbolic geometry and homeomorphisms, in, Geometric Topology (Proceedings of the Georgia Topology Conference, Athens, August 1-12, 1977, ed. J. C. Cantrell), Academic Press (1979), pp. 543-555.


J. L. Synge, Is the study of its history a brake on the progress of science?, Hermathena 91 (1958), 20-42; prefaced with a page from H. S. M. Coxeter’s book, Introduction to Geometry (2nd ed.), Wiley (1969), which has on it some particularly memorable lines—this is my favourite quotation!—from this rousing speech.  (See also pp. 13-14 of  my paper “213, 16A” and Mathematics.) 


E. R. van Kampen, Komplexe in euklidischen Räumen, Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Hämburgischen Universität 9 (1932), pp. 72-78; Berichtigung,  ibid., pp.152-153. (To  someone who has been telling everyone since the eighties – see also List – that this flawed and forgotten paper was van Kampen’s best, it is gratifying that now most everyone is of the same opinion!)




Sita Ram Kohli, Catalogue of Khalsa Darbar Records, vol. I, Lahore (1919) & volume II, Lahore  (1927).  The records still survive ... but instead of building on this pioneering work, which took Kohli a decade to accomplish, we in Incredible India have somehow managed to undo it to a large extent : see The Forgotten Koh-i-Noors of Ranjit Singh.