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A NEW DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS ON HISTORICAL PRINCIPLES FROM ANCIENT AND MODERN SOURCES —Selected & Edited by H. L Mencken —Knopf ($7.50).

The result of Editor Mencken's 25 years of "literary scavenging," this is one of the rare books that deserve the well-worn greeting "Here at last." No greater nor more useful than Bartlett's Familiar Quotations or Burton Stevenson's Home Book of Quotations, its 1,347 close-printed, double-columned pages are nevertheless packed with entertainment, edification and some valuable innovations. The quotations are dated, whenever possible, back to the first man who...

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