I love getting parcels in the mail and today was one of those days that I had a packaged treasure waiting in the mailbox for me after work! It’s a 1922 Webster’s New Modern Illustrated Dictionary that I purchased from ebay a couple weeks ago. Each page is naturally aged, with a generous outline of soft, copper-colored, almost burnt looking, patina. This wonderful antique dictionary is 2 1/2 inches thick, has 921 numbered pages and an additional unpaginated Reference Library included at the end, which I’m guessing is at least another 100 pages.
The Reference Library includes categories such as: Synonyms and Antonyms, Foreign Words, Phrases, Maxims and Quotations, Dictionary of Commercial and Legal Terms, Aviation Terms, Christian Names of Men and Women, Familiar Allusions, Most Common Abbreviations, Manner of Forecasting Weather, Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States of America, Table of Yearly Wages, Normal Height and Weight of Adults, Facts About the Earth, Language of Flowers, Language of Gems, Birth Stones, Birth Days and many more. There are even some colored illustrated pages in this wonderful old dictionary! I have to say that, after I carefully unwrapped my package, it was love at first sight!