vintage children's dictionary

i was given this vintage childrens dictionary by my mom. she found it recently in a book exchange... she is the luckiest person i know.
it is beautifully cloth bound, with a big stamp that reads "discard" inside the front cover, so sad. i just adore this dictionary, and think it would be so darling to use the pages as wallpaper in a baby's room, though i don't think i can bear the idea of taking it apart. so now it sits with its adorable illustrations and lines of letters down the sides of the pages. i wish charming things like these were still in production, but maybe if they were, they wouldn't be so charming.

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