Near fine condition.Collins,2006.First edition-first printing(7 6 5 4 3 2 1).Black hardback(black lettering to the spine) with Dj(very small tear on the edge of the Dj cover,a couple of small nicks,crease and scratch on the Dj cover),both in near fine condition.Nice and clean pages as new with a ink mark and nick on the outer edges,small creases and nick on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book with light shelf wear on the back of the Dj cover.422pp including Abbreviations and sources.First edition. This is another paragraph Product Description: Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.'(Quentin Crisp). In his latest book, Nigel Rees, one of Britain's foremost commentators on English, has collected and explained 2467 examples of verbal perfume. Fascinating, lively and endless fun, A Man About A Dog is a must for anyone captivated by language and our ability to abuse it. Nigel Rees is one of the best-known language writers and presenters in the UK. His 'Quote, Unquote' radio programme has been running for nearly thirty years and he is a frequent occupier of Dictionary Corner on Countdown.