The MacMillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases (Formerly Entitled the Home Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Familiar Phrases)
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Vintage Macmillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases Stevenson, Burton E. 1948/1965. Book by Burton E. Stevenson, 1948/1965 The MacMillan Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases (formerly entitled, The Home Book of Proverbs, Maxims, and Famous Phrases) published by the MacMillan Company, New York This book is an alphabetical sequence of words, then each word has been researched as to its use in Proverbs, maxims and famous phrases as of it are fifth printing in 1965. It's a very in dept volume. The print is sharp and clear. no pages inside the book, torn or bent or discolored. Please see photos and use as part of the description. This is a large, oversized book, it weighs over 12 lbs. and measures 7" x 10" and 3 3/4" thick with its almost 3000 pages. Condition on a scale OF 1 to 6: is a 5 It is in very good condition, except for the cover that has some marks on the top of the spine, and needs a good cleaning (left to collectors). Also on the bottom left corner of the back of the book, the cover is bent on the bottom edge. This book Introductory Note: "The attempt is made in this book to trace back to their sources the proverbs, maxims, and familiar phrases in ordinary English and American use' to show their development from the first crude expression of the idea to its streamlined modern form, and to note the variations and perversions which, year after year, have been built around the central theme." Page v The book begins with 'Ability' 'Attempt only what you are able to perform.' from Cato, and finishes with 'Zeal' and the final quote from Voltaire "Crime has its heroes; error has its martyrs: Of true zeal and false what vain judges we are!" Cool factor - 10
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