Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Anniversary of Webster's Dictionary

On this day in 1828, Noah Webster published his dictionary. This blurry, but amazing cover was spotted a while ago on eBay, but includes a cut of Webster's dictionary "The Standard and the Best" and also a wicked cool rotating bookshelf and reading stand.

I wonder where his personal library is today? There's a couple records online of auction results... but not much. Webster loved the written word, including the Written Word as well. Today, I salute you: Noah Webster, bibliophile.


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