Philadelphia: The American Philosophical Society, 1938. First edition. Paperback. 153-468pp. Quarto [30 cm] Orange and black printed wraps. Good. The majority of the paper backstrip is absent. The text block is cracked multiple times. There is a previous owner's name on the title page. The bottom fore edge corners of the pages at the end of the text are prominently bumped. Item #45806
Illustrated with 37 plates and a number of figures in the text. "From the time of the first publication in 1771, the American Philosophical Society has held firm to Benjamin Franklin’s goal to promote useful knowledge. Our monograph and journal publications comprise works in all fields of study. The first printing of the Transactions of the American Philosophical Society included papers on the Transit of Venus and the Gulf Stream. Today, the Transactions is a highly respected series of monographs, five of which currently are published each year." - The American Philosophical Society.