Webster's Dictionary & a happy find
I guess of all the books I've ever come across, my favorite would have to be Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, Second Edition. I think it was first published in 1934 and revised into a Third Edition in 1961. The copy I have is gift inscribed 1948, but I'm not sure when it was printed. A bookbinder reinforced the hinges at the front and back and removed the dated pages in the process. But it's an older copy because it has the word "dord" in it. More on that in a moment.
The book is big. 6 inches across at the spine, about 24" across when laid out on a tabletop. And it weighs 10 pounds. So I rarely use my copy.
But then, last week, I found something I'd never seen before--a cart that must have been designed for the book. Looks like a library or classroom item, and it fits the book exactly. Now I'll be able to leave the book out and accessible. My favorite book.
Pictures below, then a link to an article about "dord." My copy has the word, so it was printed in the thirties or early forties.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dord
I just wanted you folks to see the cart, because I never knew they existed. You might want to watch for one if you have the Webster's Second Edition.