Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Bloomsbury, 2007.
A Near Fine first American edition/first printing with little aging housed in an alike dust-jacket with mild scuffing and a small tear on the lower edge of the spine.
In 1829, American scientist and inventor James Smithson died without leaving a will. His death left his vast inheritance to the United States as a national museum, the Smithsonian Institution. This book tells the story of how Smithson's legacy became the Smithsonian and the impact of his work on American science and culture.; 8vo; 432 pages.