Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable – 18th Edition, Foreword by Philip Pullman, Edited by Camilla Rockwood. Brewer’s an Imprint of Chambers Harrap Pubishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2009. 1460 pgs. 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall. Black boards, gilt spine titles, red endpapers. Unclipped dustjacket has the lightest of shelf wear; volume in mint condition without markings, tears or folds; appears unread.
“This revised and expanded edition features hundreds of new entries on everything from blogs and designer babies to New York’s mysterious sewer-dwelling alligators, as well as a selection of ‘heritage entries’ from a Victorian edition of Brewer’s: see enchanted castles, magic garters and poison detectors. The sheer scope of Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, together with its delightful mix of scholarship and eccentricity, makes it a must for every 21st-century bookshelf.” 002116