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    Charles Greeley Abbot, editor. The Smithsonian Scientific Series. New York: Smithsonian Institution Series, 1929-32.

    First edition, the "James Smithson Memorial Edition", No. 718 of 875 copies signed by series editor Abbot. Twelve octavo volumes. Each volume individually authored, treating a variety of scientific, anthropological, and natural historical subjects. Copiously illustrated with photo-engraved plates. Title pages printed in red and black; limitation statement printed in red and black with stylized borders printed in gold.

    Publisher's deluxe full red morocco, gilt borders of fillets and a roll pattern of five-pointed stars, green morocco medallion onlay to center of front boards, spines lettered and tooled in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt inner turn-ins (mirroring the border pattern), watered green silk doublures and free endpapers, top edges gilt, fore-edges deckled. Lacking slipcases and minimal wear to some board extremities, else a near-fine set.

    A handsome set registered to Dr. A[aaron] S[amuel] Blumgarten, author of Materia Medica for Nurses (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914), and signed on the limitation page by series editor Charles G. Abbott.


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