ERIC Number: EJ599786
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
An "Alms-Basket" of "Bric-a-Brac": "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable".
Bunge, Charles A.
Reference Librarian, n66 p79-89 1999
Describes the development and history of "Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable," a reference source first published in 1870 that includes the etymology of phrases, allusions and words. Discusses reviews that reflected and shaped its status as a standard reference book, describes the current edition, and considers its enduring value. (LRW)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Book/Product Reviews; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Historical Background
Note: Issue theme: From Past-Present to Future-Perfect: A Tribute to Charles A. Bunge and the Challenges of Contemporary Reference Service.