WORD ORIGINS; The Romance of Language by Cecil Hunt / Illustrations by JOHN NICOLSON, A.R.E., R.B.A. Cecil Hunt.
WORD ORIGINS; The Romance of Language by Cecil Hunt / Illustrations by JOHN NICOLSON, A.R.E., R.B.A.
WORD ORIGINS; The Romance of Language by Cecil Hunt / Illustrations by JOHN NICOLSON, A.R.E., R.B.A.
WORD ORIGINS; The Romance of Language by Cecil Hunt / Illustrations by JOHN NICOLSON, A.R.E., R.B.A.

WORD ORIGINS; The Romance of Language by Cecil Hunt / Illustrations by JOHN NICOLSON, A.R.E., R.B.A.

New York: Philosophical Library, 1962. Second Edition. Boards. 8vo, gray boards with black lettering on spine, Mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped), 176 pages. Fine / Fine. Item #2516

"Pen pictures of the people whose names have passed into our language: Hobson, of "Hobson's Choice"; Tantalus of tantalizing; Eros of erotic;....

The centuries are covered from classical mythology to contemporary word-makers in a most comprehensive, absorbing and instructive book."--jacket

First edition appeared in 1949; reissued in 1962.

Cecil Hunt (1902 - 1954), was a prolific journalist, editor, novelist and anthologist. He is best known for his collections of unintended errors made by British schoolchildren in their examinations and written work, commonly known as "howlers."

EXCEPTIONAL CONDITION internally and externally!

Price: $25.00

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