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Book Cover, Concise Edition of Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, 1961

This is a Book cover. It was designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen. It is dated 1961 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Tamar Cohen. It is credited Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 22.7 × 43 cm (8 15/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Printed in black, upper left within yellow flower: $1.95; in white, along brim of hat: published by Meridian Books, Inc.; in black and white, upper right: use your head / use a dictionary / use the / Concise Edition of / WEBSTER'S / NEW WORLD / DICTIONARY / of the American Language; in black, at bottom right: paperbound - 896 pages - over 100,000 entries - more than 600 illustrations

Cite this object as

Book Cover, Concise Edition of Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language, 1961; Designed by Elaine Lustig Cohen (American, 1927–2016); lithograph on paper; H x W: 22.7 × 43 cm (8 15/16 × 16 15/16 in.); Gift of Tamar Cohen and Dave Slatoff; 1993-31-1

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