A first book of quotations

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1958. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiv, 196; fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. This copy inscribed to "Laurie Atkinson, a learned and generous contributor to a noble cause, with many (yet far too few) thanks from Eric Partridge for his valuable notes. 17/iii/1959." Also with a postcard to Atkinson laid in written less than two weeks later saying Partridge is "working on your material now; have just begun it; so the additional matter is v. useful." As usual, Partridge has scribbled through the price on the jacket flap. Item #51197

Price: $200.00

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