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BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable.

London. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, [c.1872]. Third edition.
8vo. In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing.
A rare survival, in the original 15 separate parts, of this seminal dictionary of proverbs and folklore by lexicographer, Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1810-1897), which was first published in 1870.

Rare in this state, with COPAC recording a single copy (Cambridge).
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 14059