Complete set of leather bound Encyclopaedia Britannica in mint condition. Cost nearly Â£2,000 to collect.
Bargain at Â£1,000
Telephone 020 5436720
Reason for sale: Recently married and the wife knows absolutely everything.
*ducks out of line of fire*
Seems like a perfectly good reason to me
They have to try to rescue something from his imprudent, nay profligate, spending in the past.
Are we to congratulate you on recent nuptials, sympathize with you on having a know-it-all esposa or mourn with you the loss of your EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica, a fine example of American publishing?
It's humour. The whole post is humour
...maybe it's too British!
a fine example of American publishing
So was that, I think. :?
I now await the whole history of the publishing house - Websters or Merriam or the ultimate-hyphenated is it?
It has been published in Chicago since the 1920s, which strikes me as humorous.
The EncyclopÃ¦dia Britannica first came to the United States in the form of a pirated edition printed in Philadelphia in 1790 by Thomas Dobson.
That sounds about right