50% OFF - Admittedly, this old dictionary is in fair condition. I have saved it only because of it's historical significance. Of course, you don't need a dictionary anymore. You can find correct spellings online at any number of sources. The value of this book is in its photographs and history . It was published 90 years ago in 1925. Did you know, for example, that they were loading torpedoes onto aeroplanes? (photo page 576); How about automatic cameras mounted on aeroplanes? (page 720). Other photographs include a 1920's motor ambulance, a new twin-engine biplane, surgery using stovaine, the Elephant Butte Dam in New Mexico opened in October 1916. There are also color illustrations including types of fish, shells, flags of the world.
Of particular interest is the comment on the title page that this book is "NOT published by the original publishers of Webster's dictionary, nor by their successors, but published by Collier & Son Co."
At the back is a list of famous characters in poetry and prose, baseball terms, foreign words, phrases and proverbs, a glossary of contractions and abbreviations, Christian names for men and women, as well as aviation and automobile terms. Much more than a dictionary for history buffs. Measures 8 inches by 5-3/4 and its 1103 pages make it 2-1/2 inches thick.
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