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A Duke of Norfolk Notebook

By: N/A

Price: £42.50

Publisher: London, Burns & Oates: 1917

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 064861

Condition: Good


A brief record of the Duke of Norfolk's sayings and doings. Undated circa 1917. Previous owner's name Joseph J. Hanson (of Hansom cab family) dated January 1918 on title page. Annotation related to Hansom's connection with the Duke of Norfolk on 4 pages of the book plus occasional pencil marks to margins. First Edition. 128 pages. Spine strip and board edges have faded and a couple of blemishes to boards. View more info

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Dictionary of Quotations

By: Anon

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Publishing: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012102

ISBN: 1859800009

Condition: Good


Contains over 10,500 quotations ordered alphabetically by person and indexed by key words. Large format paperback - 586 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Jabberrock: Ultimate Book of Rock 'n' Roll Quotations

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland, Canongate Books Ltd: 1997

Seller ID: 024546

ISBN: 0862417570

Condition: Good


A good, clean second-hand copy which has some light creasing to covers and page edges yellowing with age. Collection fo some of the funniest, most outlandish, wisest, stupidest and generally memorable sayings from and about the rock world. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Everyman's Dictionary of Dates

By: Baker, C. Arnold, & Dent, Anthony

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 026364

Condition: Very Good


Clean, square copy in dark blue cloth boards with blind stamp to cover and gilt to spine. xxiv + 404 pages including index. View more info

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The Mind of an Artist - Thoughts and Sayings of Painters and Sculptors on Their Art

By: Binyon, Mrs. Laurence (Collected and Arranged by)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031655

Condition: Very Good


A collection of the sayings that painters and sculptors have said about various aspects of their work. Square tight copy in blue cloth with gilt lettering to slightly darkened spine. Top edge gilt. Light foxing and darkening to prelims. Tissue protected Frontis + 7 other b/w plates. 146 pages including index. Previous owner's name on front pastedown. A most attractive copy. View more info

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Sermons and Sayings of the Buddha

By: Dikshit, Sudhakar

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Bombay, India, Chetana:

Seller ID: 053991

Condition: Reading Copy


Spine strip is fragile and has been repaired with tape. Gift inscription to front endpaper. 104 pages. View more info

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The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill

By: Enright, Dominic (compiler)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd: 2001

Seller ID: 053283

ISBN: 1854795295

Condition: Near Fine


Gathers hundreds of his funniest and wickedest quips in one collection. A clean bright unread hardback. 160 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The Penguin Dictionary of Proverbs

By: Fergusson, Rosemary

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Ware, Hertfordshire, Omega Books: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 025006

ISBN: 185007027X

Condition: Near Fine


Contains about 4,000 different entries, all organized under over 200 thematic headings such as Beauty, Love, Foolishness, Temptation or Hypocrisy. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w - 331 pages. View more info

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Rubaiyat Of Omar Khayyam

By: Fitzgerald, Edward ( Translated By )

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Heron Books:

Seller ID: 066551

Condition: Near Fine


The translation from Persian to English of a selection of the quatrains attributed to Omar Khayyam, dubbed "the Astronomer-Poet of Persia". Clean, bright copy - 127 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Oxymoronica : Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom from History's Greatest Wordsmiths

By: Grothe, Mardy

Price: £10.00

Publisher: New York, NY, USA, HarperResource: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059516

ISBN: 0060536993

Condition: Very Good


Quintessential collection of memorable, push-me-pull-you, yin-yang statements. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light signs of shelf life - 246 pages including index. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Brought to Book (SIGNED COPY)

By: Lincoln, John A.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, The Falcon Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 046907

Condition: Very Good


An original collection of epigrams satirising sayings on every conceivable subject. Clean bright copy which is SIGNED by the author in ink to the half-title. Unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket - 96 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Dictionary of Eponyms

By: Manser, Martin (editor)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Guild: 1989

Seller ID: 001186

Condition: Near Fine


Eponym - The person after whom something is (believed to be) named. Clean square hardback in a d/w - 307 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Spice Of Love: Wisdom And Wit About Love Through The Ages

By: Myers, Robert ( Selected By )

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, R. H. S.: 1969

Seller ID: 015527

Condition: Very Good +


Clean, bright copy in a price-clipped d/w with slightest wear & tear. No mood of love is safe from the sharp eye and sharper wit of these writers. Next post dispatch. 60 pages View more info

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Master Francis Rabelais: Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds, and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel, Volume I

By: Rabelais, Francis

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, A.H. Bullen: 1914

Seller ID: 055856

Condition: Good


Square, tight hardback in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Minor markings to boards. Tissue protected frontis + 4 b/w plates. Gilt top-edge. 240 pages. Smells a little smoky but generally a good clean hardback. Translated into English by Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux. View more info

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Master Francis Rabelais: Five Books of the Lives, Heroic Deeds, and Sayings of Gargantua and His Son Pantagruel, Volume III

By: Rabelais, Francis

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, A.H. Bullen: 1914

Seller ID: 055861

Condition: Good


Square, tight hardback in brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Minor markings to boards. Gilt top-edge. Smells a little smoky but generally a good clean hardback. 307 pages. Translated into English by Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux. View more info

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Oops, Pardon, Mrs Arden! : An Embarrassment of Domestic Catchphrases (SIGNED COPY)

By: Rees, Nigel

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Robson Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 063206

ISBN: 1861054408

Condition: Very Good


Hilarious, and sometimes rude, but always nostalgic guide to domestic catchphrases - including the familiar and not-so-familiar. QE2 Ocean Bookshop bookplate to ffep and a SIGNED inscription to the title page ''For Richard - Best wishes Nigel'' Some light sunning to page edges else a clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 235 pages. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Sayings of Rudyard Kipling

By: rutherford, Andrew (edited)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035088

ISBN: 0715626213

Condition: Near Fine


Unread 64 page booklet containing sayings of the most quoted author of the last century. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Bloomers, Biros and Wellington Boots : How the Names Became the Words

By: Sholl, Andrew

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd: 1996

Edition: Special Edition

Seller ID: 040954

ISBN: 1854796429

Condition: Near Fine


Fascinating compendium which contains the most familiar and more unusual eponyms as well as the stories that surround them, from Achilles' Heel to Zeppelin. Clean, bright copy which appears unread - 180 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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The High Way: An Anthology

By: Vipont, Elfrida

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 031670

Condition: Good


A book for the child who is beginning to think for himself about religion - and may find this anthology a useful and friendly guide. The twelve sayings of St. Paul, under which the book is arranged, mark out the journey toward God from the first intuitive recognition to final faith. Clean, bright ex-school library copy, with the usual markings, in price-clipped d/w which has been protected in a plastic coating. Illustrated throughout. 214 pages including index. View more info

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Country Air : Summer and Autumn

By: Wilson, Ron; Smith, Robert

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, The Book Castle: 1992

Seller ID: 048830

ISBN: 1871199069

Condition: Near Fine


Looks at the plants and animals in the countryside, month by month, including nature notes folklore, weather sayings, herbal remedies, poems, country customs, mythology festivals and special days. An as new, unread paperback. 128 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info