This set of web pages includes a scanned version of Petter's massive dictionary, scanned from a microfilm of a copy of the dictionary that included Petter's own handwritten annotations of new material learned after the publication in 1915. The filming from which this scan was produced was apparently done in 1958, although the details are unknown. The original book is at the Newberry Library in Chicago. The vast majority of Petter's papers and book collection (39 cubic feet) are here, donated by Bertha Kinsinger Petter. It is unknown how this copy of the dictionary became separated from the rest of Petter's papers.
This scan was done in 2004 on a Minolta MS 6000 which produced 200 dpi bitonal tiff images which were then converted to png (in case anyone cares).
You will notice that some page references refer to "gutter." When the microfilming was done, the filmer often filmed the gutter between an even and an odd page in order to better pick up handwritten notes that ran into the gutter.
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