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The Key to All Anthologies


From a list of reference books published worldwide since 1793, compiled by Jack Lynch, a professor at Rutgers University, Newark. Lynch’s most recent book, You Could Look It Up, was published in February by Bloomsbury Press.

One-Letter Words, a Dictionary

Blackguardiana: Or, a dictionary of rogues, bawds, pimps, whores, pickpockets, and shoplifters

A Dictionary of Angels, Including the Fallen Angels

A Million of Facts, Connected with the Studies, Pursuits, and Interests of Mankind

The Northern Thai Dictionary of Palm?Leaf Manuscripts

Dutch-language encyclopedia of wallpaper

Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland

Cowboy Arithmetic: Cattle as an Investment

The Doorstop Book: The Encyclopedia of Doorstop Collecting

Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich

Mustache Cups: Timeless Victorian Treasures

The Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts

Suicide and Attempted Suicide: Methods and Consequences

Atlas of Torture

Encyclopedia of Genocide

Rectal Bleeding: A Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

S Is for Stupid: An Encyclopedia of Stupidity

Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense

Bullshit: A Lexicon

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