Origins and Meanings of Popular Phrases & Names
Including Those Which Came Into Use During The Great War
by Basil Hargrave
T. Werner Laurie LTD., 1932, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some rubbing to edges and corners, minor foxing and age-toning, dustjacket has some edge, age and shelf wear
'This book is put forward in the belief that a demand exists for a concise epitome of the origin and meaning of words and phrases which are in everyday use but which are often not appreciated at their full significance.
Its size is sufficient to show that it is neither intended to be an exhaustive philological treatise nor an academic encyclopaedia, but it aims at throwing an interesting light on many words by recalling their derivation, and it endeavors to give useful information in a pleasant and chatty form.'