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A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book #2020

A Gentleman Publisher s Commonplace Book In this commonplace book John Murray has drawn together a collection of wise thoughtful and witty proverbs and sayings The volume includes illustrations some sent by the authors of the sayings the

  • Title: A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book
  • Author: John G. Murray
  • ISBN: 9780719556234
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book By John G. Murray, In this commonplace book, John Murray has drawn together a collection of wise, thoughtful, and witty proverbs and sayings The volume includes illustrations, some sent by the authors of the sayings themselves, including John Piper, John Craxton, Beryl Cook, and Val Biro.

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    1. Not only an entertaining and interesting read, but a lovely bit of book production as is only to be expected from John Murray.The book is his homage to his father Jock Murray and includes witticisms, anecdotes, proverbs, quotations, cartoons from friends, designs that Jock liked and lots, lots .It is ideal for browsing and also for reading at one sitting particularly when one is feeling low There is always something to amuse and take the fancy and equally importantly it can be read and re read w [...]

    2. Second reprint 1996 of First edition 1996.An absolute delight, enjoyably readable anywhere and in any mood Mr Murray s principle categorisations of which there are just three are intriguing Core, Proverbs, and Delightful Oddities The boundaries are not rigid On reflection, I think that he was absolutely right The instant response of the appeal of a quote, a writing, a picture, etc is initially an emotional, not a rational response.I like the empty pages, titled Personal Additions at the back of [...]

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