A publication of the series, Smithsonian Institution War Background Studies. Published sequentially between 1942 and 1943. Printed and presumed bound in Baltimore, MD. Present are the first twelve issues of that series. #1. Bishop, Carl Whiting. Origin of the Far Eastern Civilizations. #2. Swanton, John R. The Evolution of Nations. #3. Hrdlicka, Ales. The Peoples of the Soviet Union. #4. Krieger, Herbert W. Peoples of the Philippines. #5. Friedman, Herbert. The Natural History Background of Camouflage. #6. Weckler, J. E., Jr. Polynesians Explorers of the Pacific. #7. Embree, John F. The Japanese. #8. Deignan, H. G. Siam--Land of Free Men. #9. Stirling, A. W. The Native Peoples of New Guinea. #10. Cochran, Doris M. Poisonous Reptiles of the World: A Wartime Handbook. #11. Roberts, Frank H. H., Jr. Egypt and the Suez Canal. #12. Swanton, John R. Are Wars Inevitable? Light gray buckram binding, with gilt-stamped lettering to the spine. Unbumped spine head and tail, with generally unbumped corners. Lightly soiled binding. Text block firmly bound in. 9 x 6 inches. With monochrome photoplates here and there. Also with a pristine pull-out map illustrating the various languages of the Philippines. A very clean copy, and very tight. A Very Good copy.