I gave a little heads up a couple weeks ago, but THIS! Is one of the best things I’ve ever bought. A few weeks ago, at the Alameda Flea, I saw it, hopped over, and for whatever reason debated if I should get this. I stood there and debated. Luckily futureKatie slapped me in the brain, because I did end up getting it, and sheesh, I would have been an idiot not to.

The Golden Encyclopedia was published in1946, so it’s not the most politically correct book to read 67 years later. Native Americans are “Indians,” the household chores are women’s work, and many other old-minded tidbits you’d do best to ignore.

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Cornelius DeWitt did a magnificent job illustrating this entire Encyclopedia. Each page is better than the next, and I’ve taken photos of too many for one post. There will many, so buckle up. I’m just going to let you look at ’em.

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Rivers

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Wonders Made by Man

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Wonders Made by Nature

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Weather
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Indians

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Trains (yep, in last week’s post but I’d like to keep it all together)
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The illustrations in this thing are unreal. Fine, totally real, but they don’t make educational children’s books like this anymore.. do they?

More next week.

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