The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable by Elizabeth Knowles lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Oxford University Press, 2000, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: Same Year]
From the cover: The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable is a major new reference work, providing a wealth of fascinating and informative background detail for over 20,000 phrases and allusions used in English today. Drawing from Oxfords unrivalled bank of language and quotation online resources, the dictionary gives reliable, up-to-date insights into figurative and allusive language from ancient times to the present day.
Numerous entries are enlivened and enhanced with illustrative quotations. There is also ample cross-referencing, and biographies are given of both real people and fictional characters. Boxed entries within the text provide lists of items for certain subjects, including Horses and Riders, Fourteen Holy Helpers, Labours of the Month, City Nicknames, and Revolutions.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is pulled a little at the head with a small nick at the join of the lower panel. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VII] 1223 pages. Index. 9½” x 7″.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Mysticism, Mythology & Occult 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!