Yesterday, Carrie and I found H. K. Fowler’s A Dictionary of Modern English Usage (Oxford University press, 1950 printing) in good condition. There was another copy of The Elements of Style (revised edition). The former is excellent, with some very brief and direct discourse on several hundred topics. It is not too dated. Among its words are such gems as “of shares with another word of the same length, as, the evil glory of being accessory to more crimes against grammar than any other.”

Quite the find, I’d say.