...words and books.
This old dictionary -- published in 1947 -- was a wonderful discovery made on one of my 'treasure' hunts. Its heavy, full of so many words, their definitions and even some sketched pictures. I can imagine the artist laboring over these very small illustrations and I am grateful that I found this bit of history.
I admit that I'm old-fashioned -- I do all my reading in 'real' books. I love to turn the pages and to put book marks inside so that I can find my way when I come back. The turning of a page still thrills me and I am so grateful to have the joy of the printed word in my life.
As you can see a tome this heavy sometimes does double duty as a leaf press.
"Every time I have to look up a word in the dictionary, I'm delighted." - Vivienne Westwood