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Museum People: Collectors and Keepers at the Smithsonian by  Peggy THOMSON - Signed First Edition - 1977 - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA and Biblio.co.uk

Museum People: Collectors and Keepers at the Smithsonian

by THOMSON, Peggy

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Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall Inc, 1977. Hardcover. Illustrations by Joseph Low. Small 4to. Beige linen with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xviii, 305pp. Frontispiece, map, numerous line drawings. Fine/very good. Faintest jacket edgewear at spine head/tail (only), else fine. Superbly tight and handsome first edition of these informal behind-the-scenes essays about the Smithsonian's many people and their varying specialties. Nicely inscribed and signed in red ink on half-title page "for Eb Malott / a museum person herself / not to mention a surprising / authority on the sea cow / Peggy Thomson / 1979." (Elizabeth "Ibby" Malott, d. 2003. was wife of Robert Malott, 1926-2018, noted Chicago businessman, CEO of FMC Corporation, Republican politico and philanthropist.).


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