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Help! Does anyone have a copy of this dictionary?

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1doogiewray
Modifié : Jan 22, 2008, 2:13pm

Howdy!

I'm looking for someone who might have access to a copy of The Winston Universal Reference Library. It was printed back in the nineteen twenties and thirties.

I just found my mother's old (1938) copy in my attic and would like to get a copy of pages 545-546 (which are missing in my copy).

If I could insert a copy of this sheet, it would be a long overdue act of atonement, since I was the one who ripped the page out when I was ten (back in the '50s) because I loved the picture of the labyrinth so much.

Douglas

"In the end, only kindness matters."

2SatsumaHouse
Jan 22, 2008, 9:57pm

According to WorldCat (http://worldcat.org/oclc/10441504&tab=holdings&ht=edition), eight libraries own the 1938 edition. I just searched the
Boces, Putnam & Northern Westchester catalog and found nothing; next closest to you would be Dartmouth. I bet if you or your librarian calls them, they'd fax those two pages. Good luck!

3doogiewray
Jan 23, 2008, 11:04am

Thanks! I don't know why I didn't think of that (it's so obvious).

Thanks for doing a bit of detective work for me, too. This might actually be kind of fun. I'll keep you posted if I actually get a copy.

Douglas

"In the end, only kindness matters."

4SatsumaHouse
Jan 30, 2008, 7:36pm

Don't be embarrassed. Many PhDs aren't familiar with WorldCat (http://volokh.com/posts/1200185008.shtml)...

5varielle
Jan 15, 2009, 2:21pm

Hey doogiewray, did you ever get a copy?

6doogiewray
Jan 22, 2009, 10:16am

Wow! A year of inactivity here (and idleness on my part with respect to the missing page), you write a comment here and, two days later, another LibraryThinger leaves a comment on my profile page that she has two copies of the book and will send me a scan of the missing pages!

If somehow this all comes together, it will be yet another example of Things DO Eventually Work Themselves Out (TDE-WTO), though, in this case, that "Eventually" part sure took a long time.

Thanks for your curiosity and your participation in the relative synchonicity of solution. Isn't LibraryThing the greatest fun?

Douglas

"In the end, only kindness matters."

7varielle
Jan 22, 2009, 10:23am

Lovely when serendipity strikes, yes?