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A SKETCH OF THE SERVICES OF THE LATE W.W.SEATON IN CONNECTION WITH THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, AND SOME NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND PERSONAL CHARACTER.

By: N/A

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1867

Seller ID: 003733

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


" In 1846 Mr. Seaton, being then mayor of Washington, and surpassed by on one in zeal for the public good and in the influence due to his rare social qualities, his known integrity, and peculiarly winning and unaffected eloquence, united with other gentlemen of like feelings in quring upon Congress the organization of an establishment which should at length do justice to the benevolent and far-sighted views which had dictated the bequest." pp.80-87. mildly soiled... View more info

SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE OF PROF. JOSEPH HENRY, LL.D., Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution

By: N/A

Price: $45.00

Seller ID: 005028

Condition: Good


Biographical sketch of Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797-May 13, 1878), an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. During his lifetime, he was considered one of the greatest American scientists since Benjamin Franklin. 10 pp. No date. Plain cream wrappers. Written in pen on front cover: "Henry, Joseph, Sketch of Life and contributions to Science". Mildly soiled covers. ex.mus. stamp and numbers on front cover. 1/4" ... View more info

RECENT PROGRESS IN ASTRONOMICAL RESEARCH

By: Abbot, C. G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1907

Seller ID: 002726

Condition: Very Good


11 pp. 2 plates, one chart. (bottom margin, says "SM 1906-possibly Smithsonian Institute. Also"attached" with this article, another one:ASTRONOMY ON MONT BLANC, by H. Radau.14 pp. View more info

Report of the U.S. National Museum, 5 Separate Reports for Years 1905, 1908, 1918, 1919, and 1920.

By: Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office:

Seller ID: 002912

Condition: Good to Good+


All have plates except for 1905 annual report. One has Smithsonian Institution stamp on verso of title p. otherwise all interiors are tight, clean and in Very Good+ condition. Each volume includes lists of accesssions to the collections and a list of publications. Green silk binding, gilt titles. Exteriors are Good. Some minor soiling, fading to spines and rubbing on edges. Covers are sound. All top page edges "spotted" (foxing?). View more info

THE CLIMATE OF SAN FRANCISCO

By: Gibbons, Dr. H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution: 1855

Seller ID: 000211

Condition: Very Good


VG+. Disbound from 9th Annual Smithsonian Report. pp. 231-270. Pages 231-258 cover Dr. Gibbons' report: "Since the 1st of December, 1850, I have kept a record of observations on the weather in this city, of which I propose to give you a summary, for the especial benefit of distant enquirers." Pages 259-270 (detached) give the "Meteorological Observations for Sacramento, California" by Dr. Thomas Logan and Dr. F.W. Hatch. View more info

THE MUSEUMS OF THE FUTURE

By: Goode, George Brown

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1891

Seller ID: 005253

Condition: Good +


Smithsonian Institution. United States National Museum. From the Report of the National Museum, 1888-'89, pages 427-445. Goode was the Assistant Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, in charge of U.S. National Museum. Text is from a lecture delivered by Goode before the Brooklyn Institute, February 28, 1889. Original brown paper wraps have chipped edges and are browning. Interior pages are uncut at top. Overall document in Good + condition. View more info

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION

By: House of Representatives

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1891

Seller ID: 004675

Condition: Very Good


51st Congress, 2d Session. Ex. Doc. No 279. Letter from The Acting Secretary of the Treasury. "The Secretary of the Treasury be requested to inform the House of Representatives whether or not the regents of the Smithsonian Institution have accepted the trust...entitled "An act for the organization, improvement, and maintenance of the National Zoological Park..." 5 pp. Disbound. Tearing at spine "seam" but still intact. Slight browning around edges, ot... View more info

SMITHSONIAN LEGACY. Memorial of Charles Lewis Fleischmann, in relation to the Smithsonian legacy. 1839

By: House of Representatives

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Thomas Allen, Print: 1839

Seller ID: 004954

Condition: Very Good


25th Congress, 3d Session. Doc. No. 70. Ho. of Reps. " The memorial of Charles Lewis Fleischmann, a citizen of the United States...which he endeavored to show the utility and importance of establishing an agricultural school at the seat of Government;...Such an institution, being the first in the United states, would be the nursery of scientific agriculturists for the whole Union;...Your memoralist, therefore, presents a plan of such an Institution with designs for t... View more info

CATLIN'S INDIAN GALLERY

By: House of Representatives

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Ritchie & Heiss: 1846

Seller ID: 005956

Condition: Very Good -


29th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Rep. No. 806. Read, and laid upon the table. July 24, 1846. "The Joint Committee on the Library, to whom was referred the memorial of Mr. Catlin, for the purchase of his gallery of Indian collections and paintings, and also the memorial of American artists abroad, and of American citizens resident in London..." Catlin's Indian Gallery, which is housed at the Smithsonian Institute American Art Museum, is re... View more info

THE FLUCTUATING CLIMATE OF NORTH AMERICA

By: Huntington, Ellsworth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1913

Seller ID: 007081

Condition: Good


Reprinted, by permission, abridged by the author, from The Geographical Journal, London, for September and October, 1912. Article disbound from the Annual Report of the Board of Regents of The Smithsonian Institution for 1912. Pages 383-412. Ten b/w plates. Disbound government document. Chipping and creasing to spine edge, pages are browning, creased corners. Pages are separated or are separating throughout document, but article is complete with no missing pages. Documen... View more info

AN ANALYSIS OF THE ATMOSPHERIC TRAJECTORIES OF 413 PRECISELY REDUCED PHOTOGRAPHIC METEORS

By: Jacchia, Luigi G.; Franco Verniani, and Robert E. Briggs

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press: 1967

Seller ID: 005818

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics. Volume 10, Number 1. 139 pp. Paper covers have dirt smudges, bent corners, rubbing to edges. Small stain on front cover that extends to page edge. Interior is tight and clean. Book in Good+ to VG- condition. View more info

THE ZONE OF SMALL PLANETS BETWEEN MARS AND JUPITER

By: Loomis, Elias

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1855

Seller ID: 002724

Condition: Very Good-


Disbound from Smithsonian Institution, Ninth Annual Report. Article written by Professor Elias Loomis,of the Univeristy of New York.10 pp. (3 x 5 card laid in states: Senate Document, 33rd Congress, 2nd Session, 1855. Very Good condition. View more info

ANIMALS RECENTLY EXTINCT OR THREATENED WITH EXTERMINATION, AS REPRESENTED IN THE COLLECTIONS OF THE U.S. NATIONAL MUSEUM

By: Lucas, Frederic A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, U.S. National Museum: 1891

Seller ID: 005082

Condition: Very Good


Report of the National Museum, 1889. From the Smithsonian annual report board of regents report, June 30, 1889. "It is not, perhaps, generally realized how extensive and how rapid are the changes that are taking place in almost the entire fauna of the world through the agency of man." Plate images of the West Indian Seal, the California Sea Elephant, the European Bison, the Great Auk, the Tilefish, and others. Frederic A. Lucas was the assistant curator of the ... View more info

THE BEGINNING OF THE MECHANICAL TRANSPORT ERA IN AMERICA

By: Mitman, Carl W.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: 1930

Seller ID: 004650

Condition: Very Good+


from Annual Report of The Smithsonian Institute for 1929. pp.507-558. 24 full page plates of early automobiles, photographs and drawings. Plus 8 illustrations (figures). Disbound but in Very Good + condition. View more info

VARIABLE STARS IN THE SMALL MAGELLANIC CLOUDS

By: Payne-Gaposchkin, Cecilia; and Sergei Gaposchkin

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution: 1966

Seller ID: 005819

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


Smithsonian Contributions to Astrophysics. Volume 9 [Whole Volume]. 205 pp. Paper covers have dirt smudges, particularly on back cover, bent corners, rubbed edges, and creasing to spine. Interior is tight and clean. Book is in Good+ to VG- condition. View more info

VISITOR'S GUIDE TO THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION AND NATIONAL MUSEUM, WASHINGTON D.C.

By: Rhees, William J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, Judd & Detweiler: 1885

Seller ID: 005486

Condition: Good


"The object of this work is to give a brief and popular account of the Smithsonian Institution, its founder, its Secretaries, Professors Henry and Baird, and of the National Museum in its charge." 78 pp. Original paper wraps are very well worn and aged. Covers are dirt-smudged, edges are chipped, spine is torn and partially exposed, front lower corner is missing, back top corner is folded and creased. Interior pages have dirt-smudges, some are foxed, some pag... View more info

LECTURES. VI.--ON METEOROLOGY (SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION)

By: Russell, Robert

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Washington, Beverley Tucker: 1855

Seller ID: 005487

Condition: Very Good


From the Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, showing the operations, expenditures, and condition of the Institution up to January 1, 1855, and the proceedings up to the Board up to February 24, 1855. 33D Congress, 2d Session, Senate. "To study the peculiarities of the atmospheric changes in North America, and the effects of the climate on agriculture, are the principal objects for which I have visited this part of the world.&... View more info

TENTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1856.

By: Smithsonian Institution

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Washington, Cornelius Wendell, Printer: 1856

Seller ID: 000641

Condition: Good-


House of Representatives, 34th Congress, 1st session, Mis. Doc. No. 113. Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Smithsonian Institution, up to January 1, 1856 and the proceedings of the Board up to March 22, 1856. Lists Meterological Observers by state & county and Lectures delivered at the Institution: Marine Algae, Natural History as applied to Farming & Gardening and Meteoric Stones. Tables of Meteorological Observations during the years 1853-1855... View more info

EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1854

By: Smithsonian Institution

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Washington, Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer: 1854

Seller ID: 000934

Condition: Very Good


The Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution up to January 1, 1854 and the Proceedings of the Board up to July 8, 1854. Senate 33d Congress, 1st Session, Mis. Doc. No. 73. 269 pp. Appendix prints the "WILL OF SMITHSON", the English founder (James Smithson) of the Smithsonian Institute, the Act of Congress Accepting Bequest and An Act to Establish The Smithsonian Institution. Includes the Reports of the Secretary of The Smithsonian Institution, ... View more info

SMITHSONIAN METEOROLOGICAL TABLES

By: Smithsonian Institution

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution: 1907

Edition: Third Revised Edition

Seller ID: 005746

Condition: Good+


(Based on Guyot's Meteorological and Physical Tables). Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, Part of Volume XXXV. No. 1032. Third Revised Edition. Tables include: Thermometrical, Barometrical, Hygrometrical, Wind, and Geodetical. 280 pp. with index. Green cloth covers with Smithsonian logo imprint on front and lettering with torch on spine. Cover corners are bumped/rubbed with boards exposed, edges rubbed, spine edges rubbed and tips fraying. Small white marks o... View more info