Item #11560 Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations: A Brief Handbook (Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies Number One, Publication 3681). Carl Whiting Bishop.
Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations: A Brief Handbook (Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies Number One, Publication 3681)
Gearing up for war in the 1940s, Americans needed to be told the following: "The cultural significance of that part of the globe, moreover, like that of every other, can only be rightly understood if we view it in relation to the cultures of neighboring areas; while the growth of civilization there must, as always, be interpreted in terms of both time and space."

Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations: A Brief Handbook (Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies Number One, Publication 3681)

Very Good. Item #11560

Washington, D.C.: The Smithsonian Institution, 1942. First Edition. Small Octavo (23x15.5cm); 53pp, augmented with 12 additional unpaginated plates; includes bibliography. In addition to the 12 plates, illustrated throughout with 21 documentary figures embedded in the text.

Flecked gray governmental card covers, saddle-stapled. Covers toned along spine with a few scuffs and light shelfwear. Binding is sound and pages unmarked..

This is part of the series of publications issued by the Smithsonian Institution as scientific, historical, and cultural contributions to the national World War II effort.

Price: $25.00