[Munsey‘s Magazine, January 1915. Via Google Books.]
The top third of the page seems to be selling the secret wisdom of the ancients, not a dictionary. But no, it‘s a dictionary: see the thumb notches?
What also strikes me in the advertisement: the dictionary‘s role in self-education about current events. Note: it‘s 1915.
“War-words” sounds like something from Anglo-Saxon poetry.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
By Michael Leddy at 4:41 PM