A: You have a wonderful oak dictionary stand from around 1900. I was able to locate a photograph showing a dictionary on the stand and as you can see dictionaries from that period were very large and heavy books. The two wood pieces that the dictionary rests on are independently adjustable so as to not break the spine of the book. This type of stand could be found in schools, libraries and homes. A dictionary stand such as this sells for $400 – $450 retail, with the more ornate ones selling for several hundred dollars more.
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