A collection of twenty-four (24) of Eric Partridge's distinctive Christmas and New Year's greeting cards. : various dates as below. Eric Partridge.
A collection of twenty-four (24) of Eric Partridge's distinctive Christmas and New Year's greeting cards. : various dates as below
A collection of twenty-four (24) of Eric Partridge's distinctive Christmas and New Year's greeting cards. : various dates as below
A collection of twenty-four (24) of Eric Partridge's distinctive Christmas and New Year's greeting cards. : various dates as below

A collection of twenty-four (24) of Eric Partridge's distinctive Christmas and New Year's greeting cards. : various dates as below

London: 1947-76. Each printed on stiff card and folded to make 4 pages, except as noted, all 8vo, all fine, except as noted, all with prose essays by Partridge on a variety of subjects, many pertaining to some aspect of words or language. Laurie Atkinson, Esq., whose name appears with some frequency below, was an amateur lexicographer, a reader and contributor to Eric Partridge and his works for many years. These cards started appearing in 1927 and were issued annually until 1976, with a couple of interruptions, notably during the years of World War II. Partridge died in 1979. 1947 / 1948: Spivs and Phoneys. 1949 / 1950: We are the People, inscribed "To all there, Eric." 1950 / 1951: Westward to the Fortunate Isles; pp. 8; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1951 / 1952: The Real McCoy and the Real Mackay; pp. 8; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1952 / 1953: Imagination and Good Sense in Etymology; with a 4” x 6” prospectus laid for Partridge’s You Have Point There, addressed to Laurie Atkinson; also, with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1953 / 1954: The Etymology of Etymology; with a 4” x 6” prospectus laid for Partridge’s Concise Usage and Abusage, addressed to Laurie Atkinson; also, with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson; slight glue residue at the top from envelope. 1954 / 1955: Babes, Babblers, Barbarians; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1955 / 1956: Elephantine; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1957 / 1958: Aspects of Emptiness; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, Esq. together with a typed carbon reply from him to Partridge. 1958 / 1959: ... Nor any Drop to Drink; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1959 / 1960: A Square Digs Beatnick; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1960 / 1961: Annus Laud Mirabilis; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, Esq. 1961 / 1962: Merely Another Year; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, Esq. 1962 / 1963: A Few Things Done; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, moderate glue residue at the top from envelope. 1963 / 1964: An Optical Illusion; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, together with a one-and-a-half page draft A.L.s to Partridge regarding an ill-fated trip to New York. 1964 / 1965: The Women Have It: Some Lawn Tennis Players I have Watched; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, together with a one-and-a-half-page draft A.L.s to Partridge regarding tennis. 1968 / 1969 "How Did You Come to Write Your Dictionary of Slang? Or Indeed, Your Usage and Abusage?" With the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, together with a one-page A.L.s to Partridge from Atkinson regarding catch-phrases. 1969 / 1970 Below the Surface; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson, Esq. 1970 / 1971: In Memoriam Julian Franklyn; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1971 / 1972: What's in a Catch-Phrase?; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson · 1973 / 1974: Report on a Work in Progress [i.e. A Dictionary of Catch Phrases]; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. 1974 / 1975: Still Progressing: A Further Report on Catch Phrases; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson; with a draft 1-p. A.L.s. from Atkinson to Partridge expressing thanks and offering memories. 1975 / 1976 No Man is an Island; inscribed "Dear Laurie, all good wishes (et multos ad Annos, Eric"; together with a 1-p. typed letter to Partridge from Atkinson regarding "hundreds of new definitions for DSUE." 1976 / 1977: Four Linguistic Brevities; inscribed "Dear Laurie, Nos. I – II are [?]; IV less stolid. Regards! Eric"; with the original mailing envelope addressed in Partridge’s hand to Laurie Atkinson. Item #58970

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