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The Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Scientific Series Vol. I - Patron's Edition

By Webster Prentiss True & Charles Greeley Abbot (Editor)

Signed patron's edition; Vol 1, 1934. Fine HC in Very Good slipcase. Red leatherette over boards with green Smithsonian device on front cover and gilt line and torch decorations on front cover and spine; textblock untrimmed at fore and tail edges; watermarked laid paper. Bright, clean covers and spine; very slightly rubbed at spine head - not split or frayed; lightly dust spotted on text block top edge; tightly bound; notice of set registration to 'John M. Geilenberg' and signed 'Patron's Edition' leaves bound in at prelims; signed by Secretary of the Smithsonian, C.G. Greeley; crisp, clean interior - many leaves unopened at tail edge. Slipcase is green leather-grain paper over boards; sound and clean, lightly scuffed. 8vo, 330 pp; index; many illustrations, tissue-guarded where appropriate.