NAMES: AND THEIR MEANING. A Book for the Curious. Leopold Wagner.

NAMES: AND THEIR MEANING. A Book for the Curious.

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1893. Third and revised edition. Hardcover. 330, [4] pp.; octavo, original blue cloth. Covers moderately soiled and lightly scuffed, overall about very good. Item #22691

Rather than an encyclopedic format, the author has chosen a sort of narrative form with the book divided into 36 subject categories within which his exposition on one name naturally leads to the next. A few of the more interesting categories are "Creeds, Sects, and Denominations"; "Tavern Signs"; "Religious Orders"; "Wines"; "London Districts and Suburbs"; "Class Names and Nicknames."

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