Education: Dutch Door

Like many another student of languages, Publisher Stanley Burnshaw was tired of keeping his place in the front of a textbook while he hunted up definitions in the back. Last week his Dryden Press published a Spanish text, Paisaje y Hombres de América, designed to do away with all the fussing.

By printing text at the top of the page and vocabulary at the bottom, then cutting a quarter-inch trough in between, Burnshaw had created two books with one binding, in a "Dutch door" arrangement. The student can look up words in the free-swinging...

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