ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1953: Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1953.
Edition: First edition.
Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Publication 4149. In addition to the usual financial reports, and reports on operations, this includes articles on radioisotopes, musical instruments, genetics and an early discussion of factory robotics - the push-button factory by Frank K. Shallenberger, and also the geological history and evolution of insects by F.M. Carpenter, Norsemen in North America before Columbus by Johannes Bronstad, to Colonial Williamsburg; and Charles Bird King, painter of Indian visitors to the nation's capital by John C. Ewers, The mountain village of Dahr Lebanon by Raymond E. Crist, an article on dating the Dead Sea scrolls, on climate and race and more. Illustrated. 481 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations (prev owner's name inside front cover.)