ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION SHOWING THE OPERATIONS, EXPENDITURES AND CONDITION OF THE INSTITUTION FOR THE YEAR ENDING JUNE 30 1910. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911. 22.7x14 cm, pp. [i-ii] iii [iv] v-vii [viii] 1  3-688, illustrations, maps, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. A mammoth compilation of scientific reports and papers in many disciplines, that includes the first publication of "Forest Preservation," pp. 433-445, 7 plates, an important report by Henry S. Graves, chief of the United States Forest Service, on the "progress in practical forest preservation which has been made in the 10-year interval since Mr. [Gifford] Pinchot's article on forest destruction" in the Smithsonian Report for 1901. Emphasis is on fire suppression and the possibility of regulations to address poor lumbering methods in private forests. Other papers of importance include "Recent Progress in Aviation" by Octave Chanute, pp. 145-167, 19 pates; and "Progress in Reclamation of Arid Lands in the Western United States" by F. H. Newell, Director of the Reclamation Service, pp. 169-198, 12 plates. Cloth rubbed and worn, a sound, good copy. (#166872).