Louis Schonfeld <lmagyar@...>
Dear Louis and H-Siggers:
I keep forgetting to mention that I own a 21 volume encyclopedia from
Hungary. My parents brought it with them -- actually they crated furniture
and several sets of papers and books, silver and such and had it all shipped
to America. It arrived several months after they did, all intact!! We often
used it as children -- my mother reading out and comparing what it said with
what the Encyclopedia Britannica reported. It gave Mom great glee when
something was listed more completely in her volume than in the English one!
The Encyclopedia was owned by my grandparents but I can't seem to find a
publish date anywhere. I do not read Hungarian so I will list the title
"Revai Nagy Lexikona" (Revai's big lexikon -- I got that far!)
az Ismeretek Enciklopediaja (Jiminy Crickett couldn't sing that spelling of
Utannyomas es Forditas Tilos
A SZOVEGBEN 84 ABRA; KULON MELLEKLETUL 3 SZOVEGMELLEKLET ES 38 KEP, EZEK
1 SZINNYOMAT, 10 MUVESZETI REPRODUCUKCIO ES 2 TERKEP
Back of title page -- 41572. -- Revai, Budapest. (Musz. ig.: Linzer M.)
The entry titles are mostly in Hungarian but some are French and English.
In volume 16 - Racine, Jean de through Sodom es Gomora -- on page one the
second entry is "Racing-calendar" with the meaning in Hungarian of course!!
If there is anything anyone is particularly interested in I would be happy
look. I do not have a scanner and the books are pretty fragile, but I would
be happy to copy the page and mail it to you.