Saturday, May 16, 2015

Kantner's Illustrated Book of Objects

Washington C Kantner - Kantner's Illustrated Book of Objects (1887)

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A visual English/German dictionary intended for children but more useful today as a clip art source (or possibly an inefficient way to learn German vocabulary).  The pages appear to be out of order in this scan but that won't matter.  I can find nothing about the author but some of the choices for a children's book seem if not odd then at least an indication of different times.  Maybe the kinder did need to know "drunk" but what about "gibbet"?  And I'm not sure an illustration is the best way to explain "dream" or "grove".  (There are text definitions in the back.)