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Exaltation of Larks REVISED & EXPANDED Etymology Linguistic Word Origins James Lipton HB DJ
 

Exaltation of Larks REVISED & EXPANDED Etymology Linguistic Word Origins James Lipton HB DJ

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An Exaltation of Larks
The Ultimate Edition
More than 1,000 terms
**REVISED & EXPANDED FROM ORIGINAL**

by James Lipton


Viking Press, c1968, 1991, 1st Edition thus, 324 pages. VERY GOOD Condition Hardcover with an EXCELLENT Condition Dust Jacket protected with a Mylar Cover. This book is ex-library with usual markings (NONE on dj), fep removed, slight dj wear, Pages & Binding are NICE & TIGHT!

An "exaltation of larks"? Yes, and a "cowardice of curs," "a lepe of leopards," "a parliament of owls," and "a murmuration of starlings." Of these authentic "terms of venery"--the phrases we have come to know as collective nouns--is this delightful book composed. James Lipton has brought together not just the terms of common use that have come down from medieval Books of Venery (wherein proper young gentlemen were taught the precise designation of groups of their quarry, "a pride of lions," for example) but also little-known but equally poetic terms that have somehow disappeared with the hunt.

A surprise bestseller when first published in 1968, this delightful compilation of curious plurals and multiples in the English language has been expanded to the "ultimate edition," with over 1,100 examples from history and the imagination.


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