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vintage Dictionary, Thorndike Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary 1951 First Edition HC. Shabby objet d'art prop. Blue spruce cloth cover

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ATTENTION BIBLIOPHILES! Lovely vintage First Edition vignette book/dictionary!

Sweet old 1951 Dictionary that spent its former life in the "Library of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces" according to the pocket on the inside of the back cover. And now it would love to find a new home. It will be happy to act as a rustic display piece, or pull double duty as a reference book.

The binding is tight and for the most part the pages are in very good condition (the very bottom corner of the last 3 pages have been torn/ripped/chewed? off! The only word affected is "zone" which has two words missing from its definition). The fact that there are a few red "Withdrawn" stamps inside, and the fact that the outer spine has been duct taped just adds to the vintage charm and uniqueness of this piece! (The duct tape has started lifting on the front of the book. It could either be glued down or perhaps just removed.)

I truly admire people who save and repair vintage books and items for continued use. It's such a nice change from the throwaway society we so often tend to be.

Far from pristine, yet perfect in its imperfections.

Specifics:

Thorndike . Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary
edited by
Clarence L. Barnhart
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Garden City, New York
Copyright 1951
Printed in the United States at
The Country Life Press, Garden City, N.Y.
First Edition

Approx. 5-7/8" across x 8-5/8" tall x 2" thick

Book will be sent via Media Mail. Shipping overages will be reimbursed to within $2 of actual shipping.

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vintage Dictionary, Thorndike Barnhart Comprehensive Desk Dictionary 1951 First Edition HC. Shabby objet d'art prop. Blue spruce cloth cover

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