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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Showing the Operations, Expenditures and Condition of the Institution

By U.S National Museum, The Smithsonian.

9.5" by 6.5"; xxii, 876pp; xviii, 771pp; xx, 1080pp; lxvii, 782pp

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

Four volumes of the Smithsonian Report.

Comprising of the following years.

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution... for the Year Ending June 30 1888. (1890)
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Showing the Operations Expenditures.. For the Year Ending June 30 1887 Part II. (1889)
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution... For The Year Ending June 30 1895 (1897)
Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution... For the Year Ending June 30 1900 (1902)

The volume for June 1887 is part II only.

All volumes are illustrated throughout with numerous plates and vignettes, both colour and monochrome.

The Smithsonian Institution was established in 1846 'for the increase and diffusion of knowledge'. They published their own magazines for many years.

These works are an annual report on the runnings of the institutions including the different museums and their progress.

CONDITION

In full cloth bindings. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the extremities and to the head and tail of spines. Loss to the cloth at the extremities. Front hinge to 1888 edition is slightly strained but firm. Rear hinge to 1895 volume is weal and the backstrip is lifting at the rear. Hinge is held by two cords only and may detach in postage.  Notre Dame College Library plate to front pastedown of 1889 issue as well as stamp to recto of front endpaper. 1889 Issue also has a 'For Reference' label to the rear endpaper.  Notre Dame bookplate to the front pastedown of the 1895 report. Prior owner's inscription to recto of front endpaper of 1888 edition. Institutional stamp numbers to half title page of 1895 edition and to the verso of title page. Prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper to the 1901 edition. Internally, all volumes have tender binding in places and have several loosening gatherings. Plate at page 608-9 of 1901 edition is detached but present. Pages are bright and clean throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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