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Book of Blunders by David Macrae


Title: Book of Blunders
Author: David Macrae
Publisher: John S. Marr & Sons
Publication Date: Undated
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some signs of wear to boards with markings, exposed netting by pastedown and inscription.

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Reader's note

A unique edition of Book of Blunders by David Macrae. 'to which is added A chapter of queer epitaphs'. The author relates in the preface how this book came to be: 'I was down spending holiday last may in the beautiful Manse of Glencairn, with an old fellow-student, who is now parish minister there. One day, a curious little blunder which had been made in a telegraphic despatch set me thinking about the various kinds of blunders and mistakes I had come across in reading and experience, and the absurd positions into which people had been placed by reason of them. The issue of this was a series of papers sent to the Glasgow Herald, which brought in so many letters furnishing additional instances of the kinds of blunders and slips described, that when asked to republish the series in the form of a book...'