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Word Mysteries & Histories, 1986 Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

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Word Mysteries & Histories From Quiche to Humble Pie, 1974 assembled  by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries is illustrated by Barry Moser with a Foreword by Robert Claiborne

  • It is essentially a humorous dictionary about English words and their origins, guaranteed to tickle your fancy and stimulate your curiosity while teaching your something.
  • The numerous illustrations add to the understanding which dictionary compilers have as a constant objective.


The book is in good condition with a dust jacket that has fulfilled its duty of protecting the book and remained clean in the process. Pages are showing some age browning, and there are signs of library ownership but remarkably little shelf wear.

The book has no tears, only library marks and a strong binding. It measures 6 1/4 inches by 9 11/4 inches by 1 inch and has 308 pages.

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