AN ODYSSEY IN PRINT: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries.
Edition: First printing.
Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A beautiful and lavishly produced exhibition catalogue for The Grolier Club exhibition from May to August 2001 entitled "Voyages: A Smithsonian Libraries Exhibition " and the same exhibition at the Smithsonian Libraries Gallery from May 2002 to May 2003 under the title used in this book. Includes a foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson. The exhibition (and this book) is divided into three major sections - Journeys over Land and Sea, Journeys of the Mind, Journeys of the Imagination - and features book about flight, travel, exploration, natural history, children's books, book arts, architecture and more, fully illustrated in black and white, sepia tone, and full color - sometimes with 2 or more photographs for one book. INSCRIBED on the title page by Thomas, the curator of the show, who also wrote an essay on the history of the Smithsonian Libraries for this book. Index. Large format. 179 pp. Map illustrated endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. ISBN: 1-588340368.
Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to bottom edge of front cover of dj and at fold.)