My Macquarie Dictionary:
It's not my oldest book, but it's probably my most used one, and one of the most decrepit, considering its age, less than 20 years.
I really should get a new one, but I like things that are falling apart (I sit here writing this in a t shirt at least 15 years old, coming apart at the neck, full of holes, and not fit to be seen in in public - though I have worn it shopping in Lismore recently - I didn't like it nearly as much when it was new.)
So I stick with my old Macquarie.
One of the reasons I like it is that I've put flowers and leaves between its pages, mostly at the appropriate spot. There's a violet from the garden
and a gum leaf
which I don't think is in the right spot. Oh well...
A little flying insect has also insinuated itself between the pages somehow and somewhere (not my doing - I wouldn't kill an insect) - I come across it now and then, and it looks very pretty, but I don't know where it positioned itself, so can't take a picture.
But I love dictionaries, and the Macquarie is Australian - you'll find words like wop and hoon.
We got a Scrabble dictionary so that the Macquarie wouldn't get such a work-out - it's also falling apart, but I don't love it. The Mac still gets consulted now and then, as the Scrabble one doesn't have rude words, or much Australian slang.
My favourite word: quim. Oh, look it up, Hortensia. A clue: the Scrabble dictionary doesn't have it. The only place I've seen it used is in a novel by John Banville.