Science: Smithsonian Imbroglio

With the name of the Smithsonian Institution to conjure guards and secretaries, a polite book agent worked his way to the presence of Chief Justice Taft. The Smithsonian Institution, related the book agent, was preparing a 12-volume survey of Science. The first edition was to be strictly limited to 875 copies. Only 875 world leaders, like Mr. Taft, would be permitted to purchase those sets. Each set would carry the owner's name. Mr. Taft would be aiding the Smithsonian Institution by buying a set. The...

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