[ANSTHRLD] Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names available
hillaryrg at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 5 10:43:18 PDT 2004
Don't know if he has any left of not, but may be work a check, price is higher than it was
originally, but then again, it's out of print.
>I know you don't hear from me much, but running a bookshop on your own is
>pretty time consuming. I do still keep an eye open for SCA interest books
>though, and over the last couple of years I've accumulated several copies
>of one of the best (and hardest to track down) general books on names- The
>3rd edition of Withycombe's Oxford Dictionary of English Christian Names.
>For anyone unfamiliar with the title, the following is an excerpt from the
>Annotated Name Book List by Mistress Jaelle of Armida: "...If you can get
>only one name book, this is the one to get. It gives dates, variant
>spellings, and lots of useful information on names. Its one disadvantage
>for SCA heralds is that it only covers names from England. I strongly urge
>all heralds to try to acquire a copy of this, even if they get no other
>The book is unfortunately out of print, and Oxford shows no inclination to
>reissue. They seem to be putting thier faith in the far less useful Hank
>and Hodges Dictionary of First Names
>I managed to turn up four copies of the 3rd edition in various piles
>around my desk (I think I may have another somewhere, but in this place
>you never know).
>The first is a paperback copy. It has a creased spine and some light
>cover creasing, but the binding is tight and straight. The cost is $50.00
>The remaining three are all hardbacks with dustjackets. Amazingly (since
>I got them all from different places) in excellent shape. No tears to any
>of the dustjackets, although there is some age darkening to the
>pages. Each copy is $75.
>Shipping is $3.50 media mail or $6.00 priority within the US. Florida
>shipments will be charged a 7% tax (sorry guys, they make me do it)
>We accept Visa and Mastercard payments.
>This is the only list I'm posting to, so you guys have first
>crack. Although I'd appreciate it if one of you more connected folks
>could cross post to any heraldry lists outside Trimaris.
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