Smithsonian Report 1856 Inscribed and Signed by Joseph Henry
Author: Smithsonian Institution
"Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution, For The Year 1856. And the Proceedings of the Board Up To January 28, 1857." Printed by A.O.P. Nicholson in Washington in 1857.
Year of Publication: 1857
Edition: first edition
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
inscription in ink 'Geo Sykes from Professor Jo's Henry of Smithsonian Institution 12th to 20th 1858', the report is further written Geo. Sykes on the title page and again on page 45, all appear to be in the hand of Joseph Henry.
Size of Book: 6.00 x 9.00 inches (approximately)
Details Of The Book:
This would be from Joseph Henry, first Smithsonian Institute Secretary and physicist who conducted pioneering research in electro-magnetism and development of the telegraph.
George Sykes was a General during the American Civil War. The book contains the report of the Secretary, ancient Indian remains, meteorology, recent progress in physics all with text and illustrations. This is a very rare and collectable piece of American Civil War Americana.
Condition of the Binding:
The binding is original embossed cloth that is in Very Good condition with marks with some damage to the back of the book along the spine. But this book is structurally very sound with the binding and the pages all secure.
Condition of the Pages:
There are 467 numbered pages that are in overall Very Good + condition being foxed and age toned.