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Wordly Wise

McDonald, James

ISBN 10: 0094652503 / ISBN 13: 9780094652507
Published by Constable Publishing, London, 1984
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WORDLY WISE A Book About the Origins of English Words and Phrases. James McDonald. Constable, London 1984 First Edition ISBN 0094652503 294pp Hardback Hidden away in dictionaries are a vast number of unlikely, surprising and even incredible stories about the origins of English words and phrases. James McDonald has produced a highly entertaining book, with each of some thirty chapters devoted to a sigle topic such as medicine, magic, law, religion, money, drink and sex. liberally sprinkled withamusing stories, each chapter shows how the language associated with these topics has evolved over the ages. This copy has a small binder's tear to the bottom of page 121 but this does not affect the text and it is otherwise in FINE condition. The unclipped dustwrapper is in FINE condition. Ref K2 Size: 294pp. Bookseller Inventory # 004259

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Title: Wordly Wise

Publisher: Constable Publishing, London

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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