This is a near fine (almost like new) set of three hardcovers w accompanying slipcase. 1960 First Printing Simon & Schuster w co-operation from The Smithsonian Institute Washington, D.C. This set is crisp and clean inside and out. The pages in all three are still crisp, clean, w no markings seen. the only minor flaw are a few pages of the index in volume three that have crease top left corner. The blue hardcover boards on all three are also near fine with barely a hint of shelf wear. Blue boards feature gold title lettering along spine. the slipcase is very good with light shelf wear to corners/edges. Each hardcover in the set is standard octavo book size or 6" x 9".
The Smithsonian Treasury of Science is a collectible set featuring articles from the annals of the Smithsonian Institute, covering almost every field of scientific knowledge and research from some of the world's most foremost authorities of the time. The set features 133 full page photographic plates and 120 text illustrations, including maps, diagrams, drawings and woodcuts. From Einstein to Newton, discovery of the X-Ray to the birth of a volcano, it is comprehensive and detailed. Volume One covers astronomy, physics, nuclear physics and chemistry. Volume Two covers geology, oceanography, meteorology, biology, zoology, and botany. Volume Three covers anthropology, engineering, exploration and index.
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