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The Lost Words
UK, Penguin/Random House, (2017). In 2007, the Oxford Junior Dictionary removed more than 100 words having to do with the natural world to make way for "celebrity," "broadband," "database," "blog," and the like. Gone were the dandelions, otters, leopards, tulips, violets, acorns, ferns, larks, willows, etc. Macfarlane and Morris brought some of the words back in this beautiful and evocative book. Signed by Macfarlane. A cultural critique masquerading as a children's book. Large hardcover, issued without dust jacket. Fine. Uncommon signed. [#033641] SOLD

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