HENRY SMITH PRITCHETT'S COPY
Appleton's Guide to Mexico, including a Chapter on Guatemala and an English-Mexican Vocabulary.
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1884.
Second edition, revised. Facsimile of Grant letter congratulating Conkling on guide, folding frontispiece map showing railways, errata slips tipped in following p. 12, 62 and 278. Two pages advertisements followed by six pages advertisement for the guide books printed on blue paper at back. 1 vols. 8vo. HENRY SMITH PRITCHETT'S COPY. Original red cloth, ruled in black, lettered in gilt. Cloth faded, rubbed, ink stains on covers and fore-edge, affecting some margins towards the back but not the text, some light browning, with signature on endpaper, else a very good copy Item #34268
HENRY SMITH PRITCHETT'S COPY with his signature, Washington University, St. Louis, 1885 July on endpaper. Pritchett, the eminent American astronomer was at this time the Professor and Observatory Director at Washington University where he remained until 1897 when he became the Superintendent of the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. From 1900 until 1906 he was president of MIT and following that President of the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching.