Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.
A beautiful first printing of this first edition copy in unread Very Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author Heather Ewing directly on the title page.
In the mid 1830s, Englishman James Smithson had left all his fortune to found in Washington, '"an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men". Heather Ewing masterfully portraits Smithson and the birth of one of the largest museums and research complexes in the world at the beginning of the 21st century.