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The Smithsonian Series. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1949. First edition thus. Richly decorated hardcovers, heavily detailed with elaborate gilt designs and gilt page edges. Duplicates of historic books, approximately 400 pp. each. Vol. I, Patron's Edition, signed Feb. 5, 1950 by A. Wetmore, Smithsonian Secretary. History of the Smithsonian. Volumes II, VI, VII, IX, XI, featuring man, animals, birds, beasts and more. Clean inside.
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For more than 20 years, MCME’s The Sophisticated Reader partners have collected and sold books on art, design and popular culture in antique stores, vintage markets and at rare book auctions. MCME specializes in sought-after antique and vintage hardcovers, paperbacks and magazines. We also curate private library installations. Experienced as interior designers and writers, we have been widely published in the entertainment and news media, and have appeared on Bravo's "Million Dollar Decorator."
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