National Geographic : 1974 Jan
As your introduction to membership in the BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB The most complete an scholarly dictionary English language for only $15 rubs THE SUGGESTED TRIAL: You simply agree to buy four Club choices within a year at special members' prices THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY is gen erally regarded as the final arbiter of the meaning, origin, history and usage of words in the English language. Until now, it has been available only as a thirteen volume set, priced at $350. Now, through the combination of an ingenious method of micrographic reproduction and a fine Bausch & Lomb optical lens, every single one of its 16,569 pages, fifty million words and close to two million illustrative quota tions appears, in easily readable form, in the two volumes of The Compact Edition. The New York Times book critic Chris topher Lehmann-Haupt has said of this edition: "It is something of a miracle.... The Compact Edition is easier to work " with than the original with its 13 separate volumes .... Even at $75, the set is an extraordinary bargain." Even more extraordinary, as a trial mem ber of the Book-of-the-Month Club you may obtain The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary for only $15. And as long as you remain a member, you will receive the Book-of-the-Month Club FEATURES News, a literary magazine announcing the Boxed set of two volumes. coming Selection and describing other im- 9j4"x 13 2" each portant books, most of which are available * All 16,569 pages of 13-vol at substantial discounts - up to 40% on ume original included in the more expensive volumes. All of these 4,134 pages of The Compact books are identical to the publishers' edi- Editionthrogh a photo-re tions in content, format, size and quality. mits printing of fourpages If you continue after this experimental of original on one page of membership, you will earn, for every Club .newedition Selection or Alternate you buy, at least Dictionary White one Book-Dividend Credit. Each Credit, . Bindingis library buckram upon payment of a nominal sum, often reinforced and gold only $1.50 - somewhat more for unusu- stamped ally expensive volumes or sets - will en- * Bausch & Iomb magnify title you to a Book-Dividend@ which you drawer ofslipcase. 2"x 37/a" may choose from over 100 fine library lens scientifically designed volumes available over the year. This tomake reducedprint easily unique library-building system enables readable members to save 70% or more of what they would otherwise have to pay. CONVENIENCES OF MEMBERSHIP * You will receive the Book-of-the-Month Club News, a literary magazine published by the Club fifteen times a year. The News describes the coming Selection and scores of Alternates, and will be sent to you approximately every three and a half weeks. * If you wish to purchase the Selection, do nothing and it will be shipped to you automati cally. * If you do not want the Selection - or you would like one of the Alternates, or no book at all - simply indicate your decision on the reply form always enclosed with the News and mail it so we receive it by the date specified. * If, because of late mail delivery of the News, you should receive a Selection without having had 10 days to decide whether you want it, that Selection may be returned at Club expense. BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB, INC. 280 Park Ave.. New York, N.Y . 10017 Please enroll me as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club and send me The Compact Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, billing me $15. I agree to buy at least four Selections or Alternates during the first year I am a mem ber, paying in most cases special members' prices. My membership is cancelable any time after I buy these four books. A shipping charge is added to all shipments. 4-A111-1 MR. MISS lPlease print plainly) Address ................................... ............ 54 C ity ................................................................... State........................ ........ .... .... ........... Slne~~~~~~.~~~...... ... Zi........