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Guinness "Language" Books

This section of our website details an interesting variety of reference and humorous books produced by Guinness Publishing. The books are loosely language-based, and cover famous quotations, etymology, names, phrases and anecdotes; all of the editions added to the Guinness reference collection and are well worth collecting. Our grouping of these editions in this fashion is entirely down to our own personal choice!

Title

The Guinness Book of Names

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Date

October 1974 ISBN 0 900424 21 4

Format

Hardback 242x177mm

Pages 256 Price New 3.20

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Limited, 2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Jarrold and Sons Ltd, Norwich

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (2nd Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

March 1983 ISBN 0-85112-293-0

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 192 Price New 5.95

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Limited, 2 Cecil Court, London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd., Trowbridge, Wiltshire

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (3rd Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

May 1986 ISBN 0-85112-469-0

Format

Paperback 234x171mm

Pages 192 Price New 6.95

Copyright

Guinness Superlatives Ltd,  33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Redwood Burn Ltd., Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Notes A hardback edition was also available (ISBN: 0-85112-468-2)

Title

The Guinness Book of Words

Author

Martin Manser

Editor

Honor Head

Date

September 1988 ISBN 0-85112-884-X

Format

Paperback 235x172mm

Pages 158 Price New 6.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Adlard & Sons Ltd, Letchworth, Herts.

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (4th Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1989 ISBN 0-85112-327-9

Format

Paperback 234x172mm

Pages 208 Price New 7.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Member of BPCC plc, Aylesbury Bucks.

Title

The Guinness Book of Numbers

Author

Adrian Room

Editor

Honor Head

Date

October 1989 ISBN 0-85112-372-4

Format

Paperback 235x172mm

Pages 158 Price New 6.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations

Author

Colin Jarman

Editor

Charles Richards

Date

October 1990 ISBN 0-85112-924-2

Format

Paperback 200x140mm

Pages 298 Price New 8.95

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (5th Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1991 ISBN 0-85112-944-7

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 224 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Awful Speller's Dictionary

Authors

Joseph Krevisky and Jordan L. Linfield

Date

April 1991 ISBN 0-85112-986-2

Format

Paperback 140x87mm

Pages 185 Price New 3.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

BPCC Hazell Books, Aylesbury, Bucks, England
Notes First published by Innovation Press, New York, under the title: "A Handbook for Terrible Spellers: The Backwords Dictionary"

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Poisonous Quotes

Author

Colin Jarman

Editor

Honor Head

Date

September 1991 ISBN 0-85112-958-7

Format

Paperback 198x140mm

Pages 300 Price New 7.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

BPCC Hazell Books, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Title

The Guinness Book of Words (2nd Edition)

Author

Martin Manser

Editor

Honor Head

Date

October 1991 ISBN 0-85112-946-3

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 158 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Book of Military Anecdotes

Author

Geoffrey Regan

Date

August 1992 ISBN 0-85112-519-0

Format

Hardback 241x176mm

Pages 220 Price New 14.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd, 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of More Poisonous Quotes

Author

Colin Jarman

Editor

Paola Simoneschi

Date

October 1992 ISBN 0-85112-700-2

Format

Paperback 200x140mm

Pages 255 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Book of Curious Phrases

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1993 ISBN 0-85112-593-X

Format

Paperback 235x148mm

Pages 256 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (6th Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

September 1993 ISBN 0-85112-595-6

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 255 Price New 9.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Theatrical Quotations

Author

Michle Brown

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1993 ISBN 0-85112-596-4

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 222 Price New 7.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd

Title

The Guinness Book of British Place Names

Authors

Fred McDonald and Julia Cresswell

Date

October 1993 ISBN 0-85112-576-X

Format

Paperback 235x172mm

Pages 160 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Yet More Poisonous Quotes

Author

Colin Jarman

Date

October 1993 ISBN 0-85112-729-0

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 256 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman, Reading, Berkshire

Title

The Guinness Book of Curious Words

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

April 1994 ISBN 0-85112-743-6

Format

Paperback 235x154mm

Pages 256 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Quotations For All Occasions

Author

Gareth Sharpe

Date

September 1994 ISBN 0-85112-753-3

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 224 Price New 6.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd
Notes This book was also produced by Guinness as a complimentary edition:

Title

I said it My Way! The Guinness Dictionary of Humorous Misquotations

Author

Colin Jarman

Date

September 1994 ISBN 0-85112-784-3

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 224 Price New 6.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd., Reading

Title

The Guinness Book of Humorous Anecdotes

Author

Nigel Rees

Date

September 1994 ISBN 0-85112-792-4

Format

Paperback 250x190mm

Pages 219 Price New 9.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Book of Names (7th Edition)

Author

Leslie Dunkling

Editor

Beatrice Frei

Date

August 1995 ISBN 0-85112-669-3

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 272 Price New 11.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

The Bath Press, Bath

Title

They Got it Wrong! The Guinness Dictionary of Regrettable Quotations

Author

David Milsted

Date

October 1995 ISBN 0-85112-660-X

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 224 Price New 7.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman, Reading

Title

The Guinness Dictionary of Jokes

Author

Nigel Rees

Date

October 1995 ISBN 0-85112-666-9

Format

Paperback 198x130mm

Pages 272 Price New 6.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd., Reading

Title

The Guinness Book of Humorous Gaffes

Author

Colin Jarman

Date

August 1996 ISBN 0-85112-548-4

Format

Paperback 197x130mm

Pages 160 Price New 5.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Cox & Wyman Ltd., Reading
Notes This book was also produced by Guinness as a complimentary edition, under the title, "Not Everything in Black and White Makes Sense":

Title

The Guinness Chronicle of the 20th Century in Quotations

Author

David Milsted

Editor

Anne Marshall

Date

October 1996 ISBN 0-85112-606-5

Format

Paperback 234x153mm

Pages 256 Price New 9.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Book of Humorous Irish Anecdotes

Author

Aubrey Dillon-Malone

Date

October 1996 ISBN 0-85112-620-0

Format

Paperback 234x170mm

Pages 224 Price New 8.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex, EN2 6DJ

Printer

The Bath Press

Title

The Guinness Book of Humorous Sports Quotes

Author

Colin Jarman

Date

October 1996 ISBN 0-85112-627-8

Format

Paperback 197x130mm

Pages 192 Price New 5.99

Copyright

Guinness Publishing Ltd., 33 London Road, Enfield, Middlesex

Printer

Caledonian International Book Manufacturing, Glasgow