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Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1897

by Editor

First Edition

Price: $50.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: LL-b928-08
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: United States Government Printing Office
  • Place: Washington, DC
  • Date published: 1898

Washington, DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1898. First edition. 8vo. Cloth. 686 p. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and charts. Includes annual reports of the departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, as well as financial reports and a report on buildings and equipment. The majority of the volume is taken up with articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, including American Astronomy; satellites; electrical advances; x-rays; cathode rays; mechanical flight; alchemy; diamonds; new elements; undiscovered gas; fluorine; light and its artificial production; upper atmosphere; exploration of free air by means of kites at the Blue Hill Observatory, Milton, Massachusetts; pure science; land around Hudson Bay; Crater Lake, Oregon; geography; Letters from the Adree Party; Antarctic Expeditions; physiology; organic evolution in botany; protective coloration; history of the studies of animals' Royal Menagerie of France; Mescal; Egypt; Omaha Tribe -- the import of the Totem; stone implements of Lake Michigan; archaeological field work in Arizona; the Building for the Library of Congress; George Brown Goode; Fransic Amasa Walker; and more. Library bookplate and stamp. Fine.. First Edition. Cloth. Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library.