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Help! Does anyone have a copy of this dictionary?

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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.


"In the end, only kindness matters."

Jan 22, 2008, 9:57pm

According to WorldCat (, 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!

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.


"In the end, only kindness matters."

Jan 30, 2008, 7:36pm

Don't be embarrassed. Many PhDs aren't familiar with WorldCat (

Jan 15, 2009, 2:21pm

Hey doogiewray, did you ever get a copy?

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?


"In the end, only kindness matters."

Jan 22, 2009, 10:23am

Lovely when serendipity strikes, yes?