A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book

A Gentleman Publisher's Commonplace Book

by John G Murray (Author)


In this commonplace book, John Murray has drawn together a collection of wise, thoughtful, and witty proverbs and sayings. The volume includes illustrations, some sent by the authors of the sayings themselves, including John Piper, John Craxton, Beryl Cook, and Val Biro.


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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 119
Edition: Reprint.
Publisher: John Murray
Published: 10 Oct 1996

ISBN 10: 0719556236
ISBN 13: 9780719556234

Media Reviews
'Small books of compilations, wit'n'wisdoms and general titterana, as displayed near bookshop tills, are bad for national character!but an exemption is hereby declared for the late John Murray VI, whose commonplace book has been edited by his son.' -- The Daily Telegraph 20050406
Author Bio
John Murray VI (Jock) was at the same time one of the most charismatic and one of the most modest publishers. Publishing was his life, and the drawing room at 50 Albermarle Street became a unique meeting place once the office had closed for the evening, just as it had been in the days when Byron, Walter Scott, Tommy Moore and others met there in the early nineteenth century. In addition to his dedication to the firm he also became President of the English Association. He was on the Council of the Publishers Association for a record period but always refused to be put up for President because Murrays and our authors must always come first, Above all he was the centre of Byron scholarship with an unrivalled knowledge of, and feeling form the poet.