A Copious and Critical Latin-English Lexicon, Founded on the Larger Latin-German Lexicon of Dr. William Freund; with Additions and Corrections from the Lexicons of Gesner, Facciolati, Scheller, Georges, Etc.
Andrews and Freund
Submitter: This isn’t so much awful as awful for the location. This Latin-English Lexicon, published in 1872, was found still in circulation at an urban high school library in Massachusetts… in 2013. The school does not offer Latin classes. The book had not circulated since the catalog was automated in the 1990s. I have no idea why previous librarians kept this tome, especially when there is a newer Latin-English dictionary on the shelf.
It is pretty cool, just for it’s age, so it now resides behind the circulation desk as a conversation piece.
Holly: Wow. This might be the oldest still-in-circulation book we’ve seen on the site so far. Why on earth would high school librarians keep anything from 1872 in circulation?