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SEND FOR THIS IMPORTANT VOLUME-IT IS OUR GIFT TO YOU! AFTER YOU RECEIVE IT YOU CAN DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO START BUILDING A COMPLETE 27-VOLUME SET OF THE YES, we make you an OUTRIGHT GIFT of Volume 1 of one of the world’s greatest and most famous encyclopedias. The 10c you send is only to cover the mailing cost. And the book is exactly as you see it here—7 inches high by 5 inches deep by F/2 inches thick—beautifully bound, fully illus trated, containing 512 double-columned pages, hundreds upon hundreds of arti cles on important subjects—OVER A QUARTER OF A MILLION WORDS! That is the equivalent of more than THREE ORDINARY BOOKS. It is yours practically for the asking! Why should we make so unprecedented an offer? Because we want Washington Star readers to SEE and READ the magnificent Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia. We want you to KNOW that everything you have heard about it is true—-that it is the finest encyclopedia ever written or sold at any price for American home use. We want you to COMPARE your free volume with those of sets selling at $100 and more. And finally we offer you an opportunity to receive the rest of the 27-volume set at price far lower than if the books were distributed through the usual methods. FINEST FOR HOME USE THE Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Encyclopedia is by all odds one of the greatest educational works of its size and scope evpr done in America. It is a work of genius so vast that it staggers the imagi nation. It.comprises man’s knowledge from the very beginning down to the present day — condensed, simplified, made understand able, told in a language so simple and clear that even a schoolboy can use it with profit! In the entire’ huge 27-volume set are SEVEN MILLION WORDS —OVER THIRTEEN THOUSAND PAGES—OVER FIFTY-TWO THOUSAND DIFFERENT SUBJECTS — a work so tremendous that only an effort of the mind can encompass it_yet you can hold each of its volumes in one hand! You can find what you seek in one minute! You can read swiftly down its double-columned, illustrated pages, and find your answer in less time than it takes to tell about it. GIANT WORK OF GENIUS ONLY a genius of the first order could conceive so monumental a work, and then bring it from dream into real ity. That man was the late Dr. Frank Yize telly, Litt. D., LL.D., America’s fore most lexicographer, managing editor of the top-ranking, unabridged Funk & Wagnalls New' Standard Dictionary — the beloved "Viz” of radio fame—the man who did so much to better the quality of America’s spoken and .written speech. Surrounded by a host of scholars, authori ties in each field, Dr. Vizetelly brought this stupendous work into being. Here it is to day, revised, enlarged, up-to-date in its new est edition, the finest of all encyclopedias for home use! It is a work you will want to see, to read, to compare. You will want to be sure that it is the encyclopedia you have always wanted for yourself and your family. And today, through the pages of the Washing ton Star you have- that wonderful oppor tunity. VOLUME 1 FREE-SO YOU CAN MAKE A DECISION ALL you need do is send in the Wash ington Star Reader's Certificate (and coupon for Volume 1) at the * right below, with 10c mailing cost. By return mail your receive—AS OUR GIFT —Volume 1 of the complete 27-volume set. Read the book, see it, compare it With an \ equivalent volume of any other encyclopedia in the world. You will find that its 62.0QO subjects are more than an encyclopedia for which you would have to pay a small for tune! You will find it more up-to-date, more complete than any other concise encyclo pedia. You will find it more readable, handier, and easier to use. You will find it fascinating—the ideal guide to the knowl edge of the world — a source of mental growth and inspiration unequalled in the world of books. Then, and only then, if you want to own the rest of the 27-volume set, you may have the other volumes at almost incredibly low cost! UNIQUE BOOK A WEEK PLAN YOUR sending for the free Volume 1 does not obligate you to buy anything. As a matter of fact, you will get an extra gift with the volume — a valuable pamphlet entitled “Which Encyclopedia Shall I Buy?”—written by an expert in the field, and an interesting analysis of what to look for in an encyclopedia. If, after examining the free volume, you decide you do not want the other books, all you need do is drop us a line saying so, and that is all. If, however, you decide you do want the other volumes, you can receive them, as they come off press, at the rate of a volume a week. In that case you merely use the cou pons printed at the right, which entitle you to the books. Best of all, by that method you receive the other volumes at an almost un believably low price, and you PAY AS YOU GO—remitting for each volume after you get it. Thus, too, you receive the most up-to-date of encyclopedias, for each volume is finally revised as it goes to press. Books you will receive .his fall and winter will contain events that have not yet occurred 1 CHOICE OF EDITIONS YOU have one more privilege—a choice between the De Luxe and the Library Edition of the encyclopedia. The De Luxe Edition is bound in dark blue, leather-grained cloth, stamped in red and gilt, as illustrated here, with head and tailbands, and harmoniously colored page tops. Endpapers and frontispieces are color reproductions of woodcuts by Hans Alex ander Mueller, renowned artist in that me dium, the frontispieces being a set of woodcut portraits of American presidents. The Library Edition has all the above features, plus a more expensive binding. The covers of this superfine edition are in tan lineiv-weave cloth, with red and black title panels, decorated with genuine 22-carat gold leaf—making in all an extremely hand some and dignified set of books. You have your choice of these editions in sending for your free Volume 1. However, remember that if you later decide you want to complete your set, the other volumes will cost slightly more in the Library Edition. HERE IS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IGlip out The Washington Star m Reader's Certificate (and coupon for Volume 1) from lower right-hand cor ner of this page. Fill it in with your name and address, and mail it to us with 10c coin or stamps to cover mailing cost on your free book. Do not forget to indicate your choice of editions on the Certificate. 2 By return mail you will receive your ■ free Volume 1. Do not call at Wash ington Star offices for your free book. It can be sent to you only by mail from the publisher’s warehouse. At the same time the free book is sent to you, the publishers will reserve the balance of a set in your name. 3 If, after receiving your free book, you ■ decide you do NOT want any other volumes, merely drop the publishers a line saying so, and that is all. That ends the matter. The publishers cancel your reser vation, and of course you keep the free book. ‘1 4 If, however, after examining your gift ■ volume, you decide you want the rest of the set, do nothing at all. Volumes 2 and 3 will automatically go forward to you in two weeks, and every two weeks thereafter you will receive two more volumes until your set is oomplete. 5 Send no money in advance. In each ■ package you will find a bill for the volumes shipped to you, which you pay for 5 days after delivery. With your remit* tance you enclose the appropriate Encyclo pedia Coupon, printed at the right, and you pay only the amazingly low price of $1.49 per volume, plus mailing charge, for De luxe Edition (or 40c extra per volume for Library Edition). 6 Please send in your Reader’s Certifi a cate for your free book TODAY. We have allotted a limited quantity for Wash ington Star readers, and will distribute these as Certificates are received. 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