Lot 77

Random House Unabridged Dictionary and a Laminate Veneered Faux Wood Stand

Estimate: $500 - $700
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Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$200 $50
$500 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000

The dictionary © 1970.

8 1/2 x 22 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. (overall).

Note: This dictionary and stand sat on the credenza in John Dunne's office in their apartment. Didion referenced it in A Year of Magical Thinking, writing "I mindlessly turned the pages of the dictionary that he had always left open on the table by the desk..."


Wear consistent with use. The dictionary with some discoloration and fading, losses to the edges. The stand with some abrasions and losses. Otherwise in good condition.Not withstanding this report or any discussion concerning condition of a lot, all lots are offered and sold "as is" in accordance with our conditions of sale.