I have nothing of importance to add to this conversation except that I happen to have a very large book titled "Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary"
by Noah Webster, LL.D
Greatly Enlarged and Thoroughly Revised to 1891
It's a wealth of information on grammar and usage, plus so much more information.
It was one of my mother's treasures, but I have no family members who are even interested in it. I would be so happy if one of you would want it just for the shipping charge! I would so love for it to go to someone who could appreciate it. It's fragile, but very much intact.
Sorry to interrupt your amazing thread.