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It Must Be True 'It Was All In The Papers'

By Denys Parsons

1953

Macdonald : London

7.5" by 5"

54pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A satirical and humorous publication highlighting typographical and grammatical errors in the world's popular publications.

With accompanying illustrations by Ronald Searle. The fourth impression of this work, published five months after the initial publication. This work highlights the importance of spelling and grammar with regards reportage. There are numerous humorous quotes throughout the work from worldwide publications, both books, newspapers and magazines. The flyleaf notes that the editor, Mr Parsons, 'sees behind the literal errors of the compositor, the faux-pas of harassed reporters and the double-entendres of inexperienced authors and copy-writers, the activities of one Shrdlu who is to the printer what the dreadful cry of 'qwertyuiop' is to the typist. This book is the story of Shrdlu. And it MUST BE TRUE because IT WAS ALL IN THE PAPERS'.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding and held in the original, price clipped, dustwrapper. Externally, bumped to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Boards are slightly age toned to edges. Dustwrapper is heavily spotted to the externals and internals. Slight sunning to the spine and front of dustwrapper. Offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with spotting to the foredge. Occasional light spots to pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good in a Good dustwrapper

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