AN ODYSSEY IN PRINT: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries.

Thomas, Mary Augusta (foreword by Nancy E. Gwinn, essays by Michael Dirda and Storrs Olson.)

ISBN 10: 1588340368 / ISBN 13: 9781588340368
Published by Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. 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. Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (small nick to bottom edge of front cover of dj and at fold.). Bookseller Inventory # 37085

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Title: AN ODYSSEY IN PRINT: Adventures in the ...

Publisher: Washington & London: Smithsonian Institution Press, (2002.) dj

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Situated at the center of the world's largest museum complex, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries links the holdings of 22 Smithsonian museums and research centers into one system encompassing 1.5 million books and manuscripts. The expansive collection includes many rare and unusual works equal to the celebrated art and artifacts of the Smithsonian's museums.

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Accompanying the Smithsonian Libraries exhibition of the same name, this glossy volume is a catalogue of some of the most noteworthy volumes among the Libraries' holdings of 1.5 million books and manuscripts, beautifully illustrated with reproductions from the materials themselves. Curator of the Smithsonian's exhibition, Thomas organizes this fascinating tour of the collection around the theme of journeys. The first section, "Journeys Over Land and Sea," combines early European texts documenting the New World with later European and American books about air and space travel, like an early German children's book about a zeppelin voyage to "Neuyork," or the signed frontispiece of First on the Moon, by Neil Armstrong. The second section, "Journeys of the Mind," reproduces documents by scientists who explored the earth and hypothesized about the heavens, from detailed wildlife illustrations to a page from Johannes Kepler's Prologue to a dissertation on a description of the universe. The final section shows off the work of artists, writers, architects and commercial illustrators who were "explorers of the imagination." Thomas's introductory essay offers a capsule history of the Smithsonian Libraries, as well as details about the conservation and restoration of priceless volumes. The book also includes personal takes on the libraries by Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic Michael Dirda of the Washington Post Book World, and Storrs L. Olson, senior curator in the Division of Birds at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History. This is a delight for bibliophiles and general readers alike.
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