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Tittivulus or the Verbiage Collector by Michael Ayrton (1986 Paperback)


£15.00

Very good condition used 1986 Edition Paperback.

Published by Bran’s Head Books Ltd, Somerset.
Author: Michael Ayrton.
ISBN: 0905220609.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 160mm w x 10mm d.

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Tittivulus or the Verbiage Collector by Michael Ayrton

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Very good condition used 1986 Edition Paperback.

Published by Bran’s Head Books Ltd, Frome, Somerset.
Author: Michael Ayrton.
ISBN: 0905220609.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 160mm w x 10mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition pictorial covers with slight creasing to edges, slight rubbing and signs of handling. Intact slightly rubbed spine. 138 clean, slightly off white pages of English text with some b&w illustrations, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Tittivulus or the Verbiage Collector by Michael Ayrton:

Tittivulus is the name of a minor Demon who, several hundred years ago, was given the thankless task of collecting in sacks all the negligences, pomposities, and vanities of utterance throughout the world. As civilisation grew more complex, his duties increased and daily he delivered to Chaos thousands of sacks full of foolish words. These are quoted to the reader, and consist of actual selections from political speeches, arguments, metaphysical and otherwise, literary opinions and apologia of all kinds.

In the end, Tittivulus’s job becomes so important that he take a Grave Constitutional Step in the nether regions. To disclose what happens would be to spoil the surprise – and the fun. Originally published in 1953, this was Michael Ayrton’s first novel. Irreverent and witty, it has lost none of it impact over the intervening years – and is now more relevant than ever before!

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