Having The Last Word by Ivor Brown lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Jonathan Cape, 1950, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: Ivor Browns word-books have become, as it were, household words. Beginning with one, which he never expected to please many, he was lured on by the ever-growing popular demand to write the five he has so far published. Now sixthly and finally, as the preachers say, comes his farewell to these verbal anthologies, Having the Last Word. Mr. Brown has never pretended to be an etymological expert; he has merely picked out from his reading the word that amused or delighted him, commented on its quality, and given examples of its happy usage. Scores of correspondents have helped him with notes and suggestions. But, even with all this kindly prompting, there must be an end somewhere. So Having the Last Word is his last book of this kind, and, readers may think, his richest.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with heavier tanning to the spine. Price Clipped. Light spotting to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Green boards with Blue titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 132 pages. 7¾” x 5″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Etymology category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!