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SOLD - Familiar Quotations - John Bartlett

1937 - Little, Boston - Eleventh Edition, Revised and Enlarged
A handsomely bound edition of Bartlett's Quotations, the longest-lived and most widely distributed collection of quotations which was first published in 1855. With over 1100 pages of quotations in double-column format followed by a 550 page thorough keyword index.

‘Between 1914 and 1937 the extraordinary post-World War I age had flowered, and the changes in the text of the eleventh edition are more striking than in any other. Besides such contemporary authors as Auden, Eliot, Joyce, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Willa Gather, Sherwood Anderson, Langston Hughes, Bertrand Russell, Virginia Woolf, Will Rogers, and Ezra Pound, authors of earlier eras were added: Blake, Hawthorne, Melville, the Jameses at last, Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Emily Dickinson, Sara Orne Jewett, Hesiod, Aesop, Plutarch, Marcus Aurelius, and Omar Khayyám’ –
The Long, Happy Life Of ‘Bartlett’s Quotations’, American Heritage Magazine, 1984. 
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