"If you're googling, the full name of this book is The Dictionary of Biographical Quotations. It's too bad specialized quotation books like this don't stay in print very long. This is a massive compendium, with double columns in tiny type of in-depth quotations about deceased British and American personages. The only really glaring omission, IMO at least, is that of Eamon de Valera. (Hey, he was born in Manhattan!) So often, collections of biographical quotations are mere hodge-podges of one-liners and insults. This book is a solid reference work, and should be purchased by anyone with a love for this sort of thing. The age of the book, 1978, is not a drawback since the subjects are all historical, and indeed many of the sources are rather obscure. Note: The publisher of the edition I have is Routledge & Kegan Paul, not Random House as indicated above."
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Book Description Knopf. Book Condition: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # D10G-00918
Book Description Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Bookseller Inventory # S_149334923
Book Description PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Book in excellent condition. DJ is worn. Biography>Reference. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # 01978039450027001. Bookseller Inventory # 01978039450027001
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good +. First American Edition. Dust jacket has edge chips and some light soils; a nice copy of book. 860 pages. Remainder. Bookseller Inventory # 054169
Book Description Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG039450027X
Book Description Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Westminster, MD, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Good/Good condition. Soiling and chipping to dust jacket. Series of pages just after page 700 lower with outside corner crumpled. Light soiling to edges of text block. Bookseller Inventory # 18118
Book Description Knopf, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: VG+/G. A clean copy, no inscriptions or markings, wear to dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # RWARE0000009229
Book Description Dorset Press, NY, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Ed., 1st Printing Stated. ND on title page. Hard bound in publisher's red cloth covers.860 numbered pages. Book has no wear. DJ is complete and is not clipped. DJ has a hint of rubbing to top spine end area. A sound and solid edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 057795
Book Description Alfred A Knopf, New York, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. First American Edition. This stated first American edition is clean tight, square with sharp corners and internally unmarked, but there is a gift inscription on the ffep. It is in a dust jacket with an age darkened spine with a chip at the top. It has 860, bright, clear pages. The boards are covered in red cloth with bright gold titles on the spine and front. Bookseller Inventory # 011621
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1978. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st US Edition; First Printing. An attractive first American edition/first printing in Fine, seemingly unread condition, in about Fine dust-jacket, light wear to spine ends. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number on front paste down; More than a thousand of the most famous men and women, American and British, as revealed in quotation from biographies, memoirs and diaries, letters and journals, anecdotes, slogans, pamphlets, graffiti, epitaphs, obituaries, and at least one horoscope. (from the dust-jacket). Bookseller Inventory # 21859