Dictionary of phrase and fable giving the derivation, source, or origin of common phrases, allusions, and words that have a tale to tell. Seventeenth edition, revised and corrected.

London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Co., n.d., [ca. 1900.]. Thick 8vo, pp.viii, 1061; text in double column; nice copy in later half black morocco over green pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettered direct on spine; spine slightly faded, else about fine. Brewer (1810-1897) was a man interested in lists and dictionaries. Besides this title he compiled A Reader's Handbook of Allusions, References, Plots and Stories (1880); Etymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882); and A Dictionary of Miracles (1884). Item #25552

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