Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (Author)
Smithsonian Instituion (Publisher)
Production date
1942
Place made
Washington, D.C.
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 24cm., Pagination: 7 vols. (ca.700p. in various pagings), ca. 200p. of plates (some fold.) ill., figs., maps, ports.

Catalogue number
LBY 81 / 3512

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